Sure, our world is tied together by ones and zeroes. Our digital selves plug in, but too often our physical selves tune out.
The remarkable people and places that make up our hometown share one thing in common, they create connections. Real, tangible connections. These places are where we commune together. These people greet us with open arms and open hearts.
Online you might see the phrase IRL. It’s an abbreviation that stands for “in real life.” Maybe we should not let our digital lives shorten our real lives.
The things we remember most – appreciate most – happen when we gather together, in real life.