Thursday, October 29, 2009
Detour to FarmVille
First, for the untutored, an overview of the aforementioned games. These games are all simulations in which you manage farms (FarmTown and FarmVille) or restaurants (Cafe World) and can earn points and virtual cash which you then reinvest in your farm or cafe. You earn cash by selling produce, animals, or food - and by inviting friends to be your neighbor.
And, yes - I've really thought that!
I've also begun to see FarmVille versions in my mind's eye of every single real tree I encounter. When I see an apple tree, I think of FarmVille's animated version. When I see any tree, I think FarmVille's animated version.
I've become a slave to a faux farm!!! Something is WRONG with that!!!
Of course, the point of this tirade is that what I can so clearly see as an issue in someone else (in this case, my beloved), has become an issue for me! I hate when that happens! Except that when I finally recognize my own issue, I am completely humbled - and that is actually a good thing in God's economy.