Today, Thanksgiving day in the U.S., is the year anniversary of when I became part of a new "social" trend. The New Oxford American dictionary institutionalized it earlier this month.
I was “unfriended.”
It was more than the destruction of a friendship. The greater ruin was of a powerful professional alliance. It had already produced incredible results. And more was possible.
But as it was explained to me, sharing values does not make us friends.
I thought over time things would change. Maybe he would become as anxious as I was over the opportunities missed. And personally, surely, my being in the hospital on my birthday warranted an email or a card.
I was wrong.
[Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art, Adam Frank, Lumen Oil Lamp.]