So I haven’t been online much lately…just lots going on in my life these days, including meeting a fellow blogger just last weekend.
So I go to check out another fellow blogger to see what he’s up to this morning; a blogger whose posts I cherish and appreciate. This guy’s poems particularly touch me. Sometimes they are so beautiful I will read them three times over, each time more slowly than the last. Sometimes they make me sad. The last one I saw was about apathy. I wish I could type it for you here, but I wouldn’t without his permission.
Over the holidays, he posted something that wasn’t his normal style…it wasn’t a poem or a video, but a truly honest admittance of having social anxiety…he was inspired to write it by another young woman blogging, who also admitted her battle with depression and social anxiety.
I responded to that post, spilling my feelings in reaction to his personal story.
So anyway, I just went to check out his blog this morning, and it’s been deleted. Just, gone. I’m sad about that, and I do wonder why he deleted it so suddenly.
It’s just so strange that I’ve never heard his voice, have no clue how old he is or even where he is from, but I grew to care about him.
And this is where blogging has gripped me more than I ever imagined. We come together to share, and we support each other, often having never met. We share our darkest fears, sometimes so dark we won’t even admit them in real life to our own family and friends. Blogging honestly connects people at a root level.
@M from A&I, – I hope you’re ok, man. I will really miss your beautiful poems…thinking of you!