The Internet enriches my life in many unexpected ways. Recently I made a Facebook profile and have discovered some very surprising and wonderful things. Firstly it surprised me how many people I already knew were on Facebook. Secondly I was surprised how easy it is to keep in contact with existing friends by using Facebook. Thirdly are the new friends I am making through Facebook.
There is a feature that enables easy discovery of people in far away places called World Friend-finder. Naturally I used it to find people in Norway, especially Bergen where my family comes from. So I now have 4 friends in Norway and they have proved to be interesting people, the sort of people who it is a pleasure to converse with. There is more to it though. I get the feeling that I "fit" with these people. I like their attitudes to life. It is as if the Viking genes are saying that I share some very fundamental things, that my genetic heritage recognizes the wider Viking family that I come from. It is a good feeling.
Thank you Facebook, for giving me this.