Monday, May 18, 2009

People I know...

I met fellow bloggers Spellbound, CEO(Monty!!!!!!) and M@ this weekend.
And many more people whose names and faces I simply can't remember.

These few are enough though.

I am most amazed at how easy and fun it was to be with these people. Somehow, someway we had gotten past much of the awkwardness that comes with meeting people for the first time.

I'm sure the wine helped a bit.

But I think it's more than that.

We are so often consumed by the mask we put on to face the world-the one that smiles when it should, protects us from the assholes we encounter everyday-that we forget it is just that-a mask, and it's hard to know people-and ourselves-when we forget how to take the mask off. Some people I think are so lost in the face they show the world that they have forgotten how to be real.

The mask, this filter, this civilized mien is a necessary device for life as we know it- but it sure does get in the way.

This blogverse-this reality that has been created by we few here-is a place I think that we have peopled(perhaps unintentionally) with our true selves. That somehow the person we create for this interactive world is somehow less of an avatar and is rather more of our true self.

I found that I really do like these people that I have gotten to know through the blogverse and who have seen more of the me behind the mask.

Maybe we are all like prisms-and light.
Here we remove the filter and let our hearts shine.
Refracted through our interactions with others, the blast of light which is our selves is sorted and becomes visible and we are beautiful.
Then again I could just be full of shit.
Regardless, I had a wonderful time and was sad to leave.
We drug it out the goodbyes as long as we could but...
I confess I was very anxious to be reunited with my pillow.

10 comments:

Nej said...

Ugh! I wish I lived closer!!!!! :-)

Brook said...

Nej-your chance will come.

Nej said...

:-)

Spellbound said...

What you said, ditto. There are good things about wearing your heart on your sleeve.

booklineandsinker said...

that's so cool that you got to meet some fellow bloggers--i dont' think i'd be up for such a thing. :) i would turn into a social idiot. i'm much more fun online. hahahah. (seriously.)

The CEO said...

I felt like I have known you all my life. And I have a fantastic picture of you and Spellbound. I'm going with what Spellbound said. She's a better writer than me. Besides, you know exactly where my heart is.

Life On Edge. said...

aww that sounds so cool! I love those meetings between people who have learned to know each other through some alternate medium... I am actually a big fan of it. I am not sure why. Maybe because I have always thought appearances were REALLY misleading.

I have to move my blog... so now it is somewhere saved...I will put it back on soon. I will explain... I am not completely gone. And I am still very much reading.

margie said...

you are so right. i think of my blog friends, some with with no faces, and yet i think of them sincerely and with genuine affection. a good thing. ended up here from a mutual friend, i don't even know which one!!

matthew said...

I hate to quit the party....

Brook said...

Spellbound-there are worse things- yes indeed there are.

Nat-that is what the big ass margarita is for-a little alcohol smoothes the roughest of edges. AAAAAND...how could the girl who got the huge hotel discount and a cookie be socially idiotic?

Monty-I know Judy has your heart but lets it out on loan. I'm afraid Jake might shred me if it gets to serious ;)You are great!

LOE-I was worried about you for a few minutes there-seriously. I'll be waiting. And yes-after meeting WG and the rest here-I have to say that it is a great way to meet people of like mind.

Margie-Hello there! And yes, my friends here I think of with very sincere and genuine affection. It's like pen pals only better.

Matthew-me too...