In the world of fast cars, fast computers and even faster people, we expect everything pronto.
Connectivity has us checking our phones every few seconds, expecting text replies within a quarter of an hour, calls to be returned within the hour, emails to be replied, funds to be transferred within the day.
Maybe we are moving too fast and losing sight of what it really means to be connected.
Perhaps we should think about being connected in heart instead of over a network. Or better still, think of being connected as souls, not as brains in a vat.
They used to receive replies within three years.. or a few months, if they were very, very lucky.
I should learn the virtues of patience.