Today I received an email from a friend / photographer just keeping in touch - it inspired me and lit a little spark to write a handful of emails to people I haven't talked to in awhile. It felt really good to reach out that way - to universally extend my energy to people that I care about. Response or no, I know they know I care, which is a really good feeling.
I deleted my Facebook account about 3 weeks ago with the intention of making more of an effort to do things like that - write personal letters or (gasp!) make a phone call (!) -- social networking has kind of ruined that a little. Some might say, arguably, that it made it better - but I feel that there is something so surface and superficial about keeping in touch with people that way.
To each is own. Not starting a rant, BUT I hope to encourage any of you reading this to pick up the phone or reach out to those old contacts. It feels good - promise. ;)