Cry and laugh simultaneously

I am grateful for the opportunity to use media because of my huge love towards my 6-year-old sister.

She lives in another country, and I could only meet with her 5 times during summer holidays. The rest of the time I could only see her through the screen.

I didn’t hear her saying her first words in real life, but I could listen to the voice messages.

I didn’t see her first steps, but I could see the videos later.

I didn’t feel the atmosphere of joy during her birthday, when everyone was celebrating, but I could at least order gifts for her online.

I heart media for giving me the chance to see her smile, but it is heartbreaking at the same time to hear her voice asking over and over again “Will you come to see me? Will we play together? Will you read me my favorite book?” 13988514


Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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