If you are anything like the gazillion people who use smart phones, iPads, tablets etc…then you probably spent a considerable amount of time today playing Candy Crush.
And I think that is awesome!
My Aunt Sara lives across an ocean and many many miles from me in Israel. The last time I saw her was at least thirteen (maybe fourteen?) years ago. We talk perhaps a few times a year, usually before holidays and on birthdays. To be fair, she always calls me to wish me a happy birthday and my mother has to call me to remind me to call my Aunt to wish her one. (I know – once again I am sucky).
Well, along comes Candy Crush and lo and behold her name regularly appears there so that I am regularly reminded that halfway across the world my Aunt and I have a shared passion (obsession?) for something.
I can confidently say that I have sort of established regular contact with my Aunt Sara through this remarkably addictive past time.
Now whenever I tap to play out my five lives, there is that cute little envelope in the upper left hand corner, usually containing a note from Aunt Sara giving me a life. I do not necessarily request this life. But, still, she always make sure to give me one. And, of course, I her.
In this way, I think of her more often than I would have during the course of my day.
Now to all you naysayers out there who are aghast that a game is needed to remind me of a relative I say – YOU HAVE IT ALL WRONG. YOU ARE JUST PLAIN WRONG! So there.
The fact is there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t think about her or her family. That was before Candy Crush and continues to this day and I can’t wait for the day when I get to see her again.
Until then we’ll have Candy Crush.