In some ways I think a person can get to know someone better by reading their blog than by seeing them everyday at work or in class. People write what they’re actually thinking and feeling and experiencing on their blog (or at least I do) whereas they might not share that with just a casual acquaintance. There is value in this form of communication. In how a person describes themselves. But there is also value in how others view them.
As a side-note, I’ve also been thinking about the collective experience lately, especially as I’ve been reading others’ blogs. I read something someone else wrote and find a little bit of myself in it. Even if I wasn’t there, even if I don’t agree. Somewhere underneath it all everything connects. Like a grove of aspen. So this post is kind of a cop out. I didn’t write very much. But it is a compilation of things written about me, or that resonated with me as I read them. Enjoy.
And then there are those who’ve written about experiences that we shared:
And then lastly, there are others that make me think and feel and love
(not that the others don’t, these are just examples from recent days).
I want you all to know that I love reading what you have to say. That while I learn a lot about myself writing on my blog, it’s while reading yours that I learn the most about who I am and what I want to become. So thanks.