I am amazed, sometimes, by the community that forms among and between people on the internet, the support and encouragement that passes around, the friendships that are made.
Specifically, I’m referring to these comments, made in response to the prior post. I was looking them over, and honestly felt overwhelmed, by the kindness and openness that you all share. The encouragement, the prayers, the relating are things that I’ve never had from anyone in RL, except for one or two, at most, so it’s very strange, to me, to feel that someone actually notices.
For years, I called myself ‘the invisible man’ (in lowercase, even verbally, cuz it doesn’t draw attention). I wouldn’t know how to start talking to people, sharing or learning about their lives, as we do among these blogs. Yes, I know, some are probably not-quite-real, all of them are only a small bit of the complex people behind the writing- but still, I love seeing new posts, learning about the people who are helping to teach me that I can and should stick around for the next bit.
Yeah- I was feeling overwhelmed- with gratitude and appreciation for you all. So sue me, or take away my macho-card, if you must, but I will say thank you- to you all, whether you comment or not, whether I know you’re reading, or not.