Friends get engaged and married.
Babies are born and babies die.
People get sick. Babies get sick, too.
Cancer is diagnosed.
Knees act up. Or hips.
Cute dog pictures go by. Or kittens.
Couples announce they’re “in a relationship”.
Others break up and still others divorce.
Some people tell us they are depressed.
Political opinions and social commentary are posted and debated.
Jokes and cartoons appear, along with pet-shaming videos. We laugh together in that LOL kind of way.
We also cry together. And pray.
World news is announced, national news is posted and all news is commented upon.
We live our lives out loud in our Facebook feeds, the greater world around us made personal and impersonal at the same time.
I look at my friend’s cover photo of her beloved, recently-deceased husband looking down while their tiny kitten sits on his shoulders, a moment in time captured in the click of shutter, now a memory.
My feed goes by as fast as a ticker tape, reminding me that all life moments are gone equally quickly.