Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The People You Meet

Not saying this is a come back of any type, but after farewelling my darling friend Jeffrey today, I felt the overwhelming need to blog.  Met a weird Japanese/American dude five years ago. Blogging and creative writing led to Skyping, constant contact and the developmlent of a strange and lovely friendship. He's just finished visiting me here in Australia for five weeks, the third of our contacts during that time. We began 'road tripping' first in 2011 along the New South Wales Coast along the Great Ocean Road, again across the US from LA to MA and back via New Mexico and all the bits in between, and more recently down from Sydney to Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final and into the red outback of Coober Pedy. So much has changed. A man I barely knew has become my best friend. I've sold my house and am liquid for the first time in 25 years. I am living alone for the first time in 25 years. My children are settled, happy, mortaged and a whole wealth of opportunities are presenting themselves. I've met many of my international bloggers over that time, and not one - not one - has disappointed and I have so many more to catch up with. 

I know this is a little weird and a little obscure but, blogging, although I have done little of it recently has introduced me to people who I now consider absolute friends. ABSOLUTE. People I've met, once, twice, three and even four times despite the tyranny of distance and a few that for circumstances unseen, I haven't yet been able to connect with. You know who you are. One particularly, has become my favourite travelling companion. A continent apart but always close.  Thank you all who have read, followed and joined me more recently on Facebook.  You have made my life richer. Thank you.


Roy said...

Believe me, my dear, the last 5 years have been pure fun. And I still miss Friday Fuckwits! I can't remember; are we "friended" on Facebook?

nick said...

Looks like you've had a fabulous time over the last few months. So glad you finally made some cash and got the chance to do some serious globe-trotting. Talking of friends, I hope Jenny and I can get to Aus before long and we can all meet up again.

Tom said...


Mim said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly - blogging has formed an amazing community of connected albeit physically separated friends...good friends! I wish I could have traveled to NYC to see you this summer, exp with KJ and JB, looked like a lovely wonderful time. glad you are re-settled. enjoy!

kj said...

I loves you, hells! Friends for life.

I so agree about blogging. Precious to the unexplainable point of phenomenal xoxoxo

e said...

Lovely to know you're getting on so well!

Bimbimbie said...

Hi Baino*!* ...just spotted your photo over on Kjs - so happy you are now living your dream of selling up and traveling ... brilliant news... and may your feet never be free from blisters, grin.

PattiKen said...

I wish you would make a comeback, in more ways than one. I miss reading your blogs and your fiction.

kj said...

i agree with patti. build, hells, build and rebuild. we and the world wants you.


Megan said...

More blogging in 2015!

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