[Celebrating Obama's victory with Ilene and Jeff]
"We are always editing ourselves," says my new found Philadelphia friend, Ilene. What I adore about Ilene is that she gets my mind searching and expanding. Her questions, ideas, and opinions make me think:
Where am I more real? As my private inner voice speaking publicly on my blog, or in the flesh, face-to-face? In writing or person-to-person. I wonder, do we ever really get to know anybody?
She says it is surreal and weird to be friends in the flesh with someone she reads about - the intimate, edited blog-side of me.
And I am grateful for the newly-found, in-the-flesh friendship, where I feel I can be real.
A year ago at Mining Nuggets: It never rains but it memes