If you live in New England and wake up early enough you will see a very bright star over the next couple days in the eastern morning sky about 45° up from the horizon.
We as a society have gone from sending a handwritten letter, knowing that the party won't read it for a few days or picking up a phone to call someone - to instant email transmissions, instant messaging, texting, KIKing and Facebooking every nuance of our lives and expecting instant communication. We have detached ourselves through our technology.
My friend, Sue the Raven brought once again my attention down upon the cask that had been forgotten in the catacombs so long ago. So I bid your attention to one of my best-loved stories... by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe