Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Waking Up In My Favourite Chair And Beginning To Muse

Sometimes I wonder if the Internet is my pen pal. Like a confidant it shares its most inner secrets. Like a friend it keeps me from losing touch with all reality. I "have a life" but I have few friends. Online I can start to ease my self back into a wider community.

I have no illusions that going online replaces social contact with family and friends. Getting out of the house for a coffee, to go to work, or to volunteer cleanses you in a way that letters, chat and email cannot. However, if your life is a little too narrow for your dreams you have to start somewhere.

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