In the last week, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about people I’ve never even seen in the flesh. But their voices are so clear that they seem almost to have a physical presence in my world.
Although it’s almost the end of Friday here in California, I figure it’s not too late to get in a My Friend Friday post. Today, my friends Friday are those virtual friends who’ve been so kind to me this week — either by something they’ve said here, or just by virtue of the interesting, thought provoking, amusing and amazing things they’ve posted on their blogs. Here they are:
A former journalist who writes with real skill about music, languages, British Columbia; an academic whose love for books is inspiring; writers (working on decluttering), writers (working to a distraction), writers who are also tea drinkers, writers from the southern hemisphere, from Japan. Did I mention writers? Web spinners, poets, haiku experts, and people who love poetry. Cooks, foodies, and the uncategorizable but wonderful No Shower Girls. Gardeners, inadvertent though they may be. People who make you laugh and make you think. Magicians with cameras from Missouri, from India, from the Hebrides, from my own back yard, and from France. Women and men whose voices are so funny and real and interesting, it comes as a shock to learn that English isn’t their mother tongue. (Can you imagine what they must be like in their native tongue?!)
And this — believe it or not — only scratches the surface. I don’t know how I managed to stumble into all this richness but I am terribly grateful it’s happened.
Cheers to my virtual friends Friday, BL