A few days ago I got an alert from BirthdayAlarm.com…reminding me of an old friend’s birthday. I stared at the screen for a few moments.
Joseph died 2 years ago. He ran a visa run to Phnom Penh from his home in Mysore, and instead of a new stamp in his passport, Pattabhi Jois’s one-time right-hand man got a visa for the next world. He had a fatal heart attack.
Yesterday, his Facebook page was full of birthday wishes, a memorial site for those of us left. In cyber space, do people really die? With all of the new technology in the past 2 decades, it seems I “talk” to my friends more and more over the computer; cyber relating is more frequent than face to face meeting. So in a way, Joseph is still with us.
It’s another odd twist to reality in the digital age.
Happy Birthday Josephji