Ever wonder about how people really think of you? As I was answering questions posed by Sadje I thought about one of my answers – most of my friends don’t even know I write. Think about it, do your friends or family know you like to write and do they read it? Really read it?
A couple of relatives asked about when my grandson was going to the World Series as a guest of Sharon Robinson and the MLB. I had written an email about it already so sent a copy of that recent post that said pretty much everything. I preface this with most of us don’t write actual letters anymore, just on birthdays. Maybe that’s the reason? I just received a response today from an old friend who asked what the essay was about. Is it me or what? Doesn’t the post explain it clearly?
I’m not ranting, really I’m not. I guess I’m disappointed that an old friend couldn’t take the time to read the letter. I do not expect anyone to read posts, especially my friends. I would like to be anonymous in my writing here on the blog, to people I grew up with. I write a lot of personal stories and sometimes add fiction, and write a lot of fiction in the first person. But saying that, I thought, why respond to the letter when you haven’t even read it?
I get that here on the blog, and it’s certainly not surprising. I write a lot, probably too much. I usually write without thinking about how other people interpret it. That’s happened with my commenting and I’m trying to be more careful responding. Sometimes I only post a like but sometimes I feel I need to comment because it touched me in some way. I love, love comments. It means you took the time to read something I scribbled.
I hope I’m explaining this right. All of us can look at a piece of blank paper and see something different. That’s one reason I love prompts–pictures and words. Reading the different interpretations is fun and interesting, and gives insight to the writer’s personality. That’s the basic reason I’m here. To express myself and learn about other people around the world.
I think I was disappointed in my friend and had to talk about it. Blabbing about things here helps me deal with stuff. 😐
So how ’bout them Red Sox?