a conversation with Rachel Federman
i’ve recently made a new friend.
in a weird reductionist world
where we communicate in 140 characters or less…
kinships kindled on Twitter are thus unique.
and often fleeting.
and at times, consequential…
woven by generosity–the gift of pause–in the swift landscape of second by second tweets–like these sweet connectors of mine…
this latest twitter friendship was seeded when Rachel Federman liked one of my tweets.
and then another. and another.
then she followed me.
and i followed her back.
next she took a big leap.
she clicked on a link that left Twitter and led to my blog.
she was a generous reader.
i told her so.
this 140 character connection continued into a second month…
until she returned to my blog
and silenced me
i remained silent for days and days.
contemplating her words.
and finally, weaving them into another piece.
wondering if this was the ending of our brief affair.
rachel didn’t blink.
instead she pierced me further.
i took a deep breath and tweeted back.
to my surprise, she “liked” it and “retweeted” it.
(others did too.)
ever since, i’ve been contemplating how we might continue this conversation,
and how we might let the conversation serve others.
with her generosity…
and my vulnerability…
i hope she likes it…