I’ve never really thought that someone who I would read and exchange with almost daily would lie to me (and the rest of the world) about the crap happening in his or her life. Let’s be honest, it’s not like many of us are so well off that we relate our Social Club’s events, or that we drop names of celebrities we know. What I’ve been reading on here has been pretty much “real life adventures” as such. I share (too much at times, I know) information about my daily life, my need to vent, little anecdotes and sometimes, deeper thoughts. So far (knock on wood) I haven’t posted anything that I regret. I haven’t felt the need to go back on past posts and change the names, etc. I have certain anonymity, and it’s all-good.
Though my years of blogging, I’ve made ‘blends’. We all have. A few nights ago I was catching up on some of my “not so regular” blog reading, and felt this little pinch in my heart when I came across Lisa’s blog. I couldn’t help but think how strange it was for me to feel this way when in fact I didn’t really know her.
I don’t know any of you either. I only know what you want to share, and in the way you wish to share as well.
We all have our styles. How strange that through the web I’ve felt sad for this lady dying of cancer, that I felt concern for her husband and kids? She even wasn’t a regular read. I didn’t feel like I knew her like the way I do some others.
It made me realise just how much I do care about my ‘blends’, you people miles away, and yet so close that I often refer to you in conversation. I do care that you’ve lost your job and haven’t found something else yet. I do care that your mother passed away and that you’re coping the best way you can. I do care about that growth on your neck. I do care about your boy acting up. I do care about the lack of choices you have when it comes to dating. I also do wonder what ever happened to you when you haven’t blog in months. I remember hoping Charlie would get better so that he could blog again (and he did!). I hope things are good between Wreckless and his wife since he gave up blogging to concentrate on his marriage. I hope everything isn’t too chaotic for Pawpads and St-Jude. I wish I could do something for Seeker's daughter. I can’t help and wonder whatever happened to She Wears Plaid, who disappeared one day, just like that, no notice, nothing. I went on her blog and it wasn’t there anymore. She just vanished.
You people are part of my cyber life for sure, but also (after writing this) a big part of my life. It’s so foreign when you stop and think about it; we’ve never met, we’ve never talked, we’ve only read each other’s words, strange isn’t it? And yet, I love it, still.
By the time I've posted this, Lisa past away on Saturday, losing her final battle against cancer. No matter what, we should all have a thought for her and her family and for everyone who had the pleasure of reading her through the years. She will be missed, but hopefully not forgotten.
* Note: As I’m editing this, I went back on Lisa’s blog and if you wish to help her family, they accept direct donations or donations to a cause that was dear to her. Her family needs support, if you want to help.