I have just logged off a very weird teleconference. It was a gathering for prayers for a friend who died at last week Friday. We all graduated from college in 96. His name is Abiodun Adeniji. His Facebook profile is here
Since graduation, I have not seen him. But some time last year I saw him on Facebook and connected. We have 117 friends in common. Basically folks that went to the same University.
The man is living in London with his family. I got the news of his death by SMS from a friend based in London. By Saturday night.. it was the big news on my Facebook network. Dimeji Babalola, who is also a 96 grad started "Friends and Family of Abiodun Adeniji
" group on Facebook.
Then the idea came to have the friends and family do a session. Well it could only be done online. So a teleconference is set and a Pastor is invited. The program too.
Its kind of weird but I left the ceremony with the exact same feelings I get when I go to real-life funerals. Reconnect, review, and cool. Reconnect with friends and acquaintances I have not seen for a long time, review my life and think 'Eh, it could have been me. I better get ready" and cool down. Know that one of these days..
There wont be anyone to
- answer my mails
- update my status
- log in and clear my work
- type in my passwords..
Well.. as the adage says, "Once a man is born, he is already old enough to die"