Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Trust

Pin It I was reading a friend’s blog this morning. I call this person a friend though we’ve never met face to face, we’ve never exchanged letters or email, and we’ve never spoken to each other.

Yet, we’re friends.

I was reading over her blog entry this morning about something.

Trust.

Belief.

Honesty.

It’s amazing to me that a blog is such a great medium. I still find myself overwhelmed from time to time by the ability individuals have to write the thoughts of their hearts and send these out to the cyber world, and then have these items found—perhaps followed—by people whom they’ve never even met.

We laugh with them.

We cheer along with them.

We cry with them.

We—in the darkness of our private sanctuaries—even get down on our knees and pray for their well-being.

We become connected.

Words and experiences can indeed be a powerful thing.

They can lift. They can build. They can inspire.

They can also destroy.

What brings this on today?

I was thinking that if I really wanted to, I could create an entire life; I could create a whole existence which simply did not exist and shuttle this off to the blogger world; but really, what would be the point?

My mom reads this.

My mom would know.

It’s interesting that there is a group of people we meet though a medium like Blogger, but we really don’t know them…sure we know parts of them…but we don’t know all of them; but then again…we shouldn’t. Nobody knows each and every part of us. Every secret longing of our hearts, every silent apprehension we hold.

No.

We are all puzzles.

The readers slowly put the pieces together along with their own experiences and ‘create’ a person on the other end of the keyboard. But in reality, we really don’t know them.

I look forward to a day when I can ‘meet’ some of my blogger friends (since I already know about 75% of them) face to face and we can—for the first time—hear each others’ voices, listen to each other laugh, and get one more piece to add to that ever-changing and complex puzzle known as…you.

7 comments:

MindyElias said...

It's so nice when someone gets it, gets you....get's what you are trying to say.....

So in return, you are welcome.

And thank you....

~ME

Meg said...

I agree with everything you said.

I'm so glad that I have "met" so many wonderful people through blogger(like you!).

Corine said...

Hi! Really knowing someone...is indeed a rare thing. Most adults don't open up and show who they really are very much of the time.

I'm thankful that I got to know many great parts of you when you were just a kid (as a kid, you show MANY parts of yourself - the quirky sides too :D), and am really enjoying getting to know you again as an adult. I'm sold on blogging!

You don't need anything to invent. The truth is what people really want. Truth, trust, honesty, belief; it's what we all need.

Thanks for blogging! :D

Bee said...

We should get a blogger convention together! That would be fun. My husband had a WOW (World of Warcraft) convention when we were dating. I thought it strange that so many people from different states that played a video game together would want to meet, but now I understand. When should we organize it?

Linn said...

Wonderful post! As always. I look forward to the same day. Speaking of, I will be in Utah next month. Weird eh?

island girl said...

This was such a powerful post! I really enjoyed reading it.

hintonrae said...

I ponder the same thing often. It was difficult with blogging at first precisely how far to go--where to draw that line and how open to be. After all, people that do know me, in person, read this. Yikes. Now they REALLY know me. It has actually deepened a lot of my relationships "here in the real world," though, as well as opening the door to some wonderful new friendships, because it has really taught me a thing or two about being open and trusting. Wonderful post. I'll have to dig a bit and find its source... ;)

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