Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Distance (A/Z)

For the A to Z Challenge - Letter D.

I had a nice long chat on the phone today with a good friend. She works in the editing business, and we share a common love of snark, the Steelers, good music, travel, and proper grammar. She's been one of my strongest supporters in following my writing dream, and does a great job of convincing me I really can do it. We've been buddies for many years now. Yet I have never met her in person. We met on a music message board and a lovely friendship blossomed from there.

It's curious to take note of how people come into your life. Even more curious that geographical distance seems much easier to bridge for me than emotional distance.

Even when I was a kid, I have always made very dear friends who live far away - by pen palling before the days of email and Facebook and message boards. Technology seems to make it even easier. Sometimes I wonder if it prevents me from making friends, in real life. Then I remember that I am indeed friendly ... but no one seems interested, in real life.


Coffeypot said...

I think you are an extremely interesting person and I love real life stories. If I wanted fiction, there are paper backs for that itch.

Anonymous said...

I have friends who I've never met in person, some made through my blogs, and I feel as close to them as to any of my regular friends.

Luanne G. Smith said...

I have lots of on-line buddies I've never met in person, but I think of them as friends. We certainly support one another and share experiences via our writing. Nice to meet you.

New follower by way of the A to Z.

Marie Anne said...

I develop friendships much easier online than in real life. I think it's because I avoid them, less chance of being hurt.