It’s said art mirrors life, and this edition of Inside Chappaqua is no exception. We turned our attention in a big way to Social Media, producing portraits of women actively engaged on Facebook, including the head of the powerful Chappaqua Moms group forum. I pulled myself off line to connect in person with Georgia Hobaica Frasch, a warm, virtual diplomat. I have followed Robin Murphy’s Chappaqua Moms Wholeshares page with the utmost fascination thinking: “I really must try that.” It’s very clear that social media will be a powerful tool for Cassie Ward in her new role at the New Castle Historical Society. So many businesses are partaking daily, including the colorful and engaging Varda Singer; Jennifer Leventhal shares Varda’s inspiring tale, while Melani Lust captures the regal beauty befitting the owner of this long time Chappaqua favorite for all that sparkles. Double kudos to Melani who also shot gorgeous Georgia! Finally, Janine Crowley Haynes muses about the lifeline that online sites and even silly quizzes provided her during this year’s long, hard winter.
Anyone “following me,” however, knows I have something of a love/hate relationship with online time. I still get nostalgic for days old and anxious about hours “lost,” sometimes in procrastinating! There’s no denying, however, these incredibly powerful tools for daily living. Still…my favorite moments, no question, and thankfully, remain off line–from the simplest meet with a friend for coffee or a walk to those precious times with my kids and family. I’ll continue to aim for a better “balance,” so that I fret less about it, and hope that everyone else does too. Happy Mother’s Day!