Most of us are anonymous. Or at least as anonymous as we can be.
We seek that. We prefer it. This way we can speak freely (most of the time).
But as my dear friend (yes, dear although we've not met in real life - yet!) WildernessChic posted today; she had made a connection - a connection that was broken.
A connection with one who just suddenly seemed to disappear.
While I didn't know this blogger (just recognized her moniker from comments on blogs I may frequent-and most likely would have gotten to know her eventually); I understood WC's distress.
Because if some of those that I've "made that connection" with suddenly disappeared...my heart would be hurt. Deeply. Because I truly value those connections as "true friendship." Because really? We are more open here than we are in real life - and this tells me that those connections? They are real.
Maybe that's just me. Maybe I feel that connection too dear. Maybe I think there is more there than there might be in reality. I know I am this way in real life; so in the ether-world? I'm sure it's the same.
I'd like to think if I suddenly disappeared - some of you would be looking for me and wondering. Because I know that would be the case on this end.
Luckily, this story seems to have a happy ending. WildernessChic's call-out to the blog-o-sphere seems to have worked - she found her friend again.
(that being said - NONE of y'all are allowed to disappear - period. You don't want to be responsible for hurting my heart; do you? Cause you know, I can hold a grudge if I have too.....ok, maybe only just for a little while....)