Given the events of the past few weeks, I've been pondering this question? Actually, not pondering it...but realizing just how very true it is.
I never met Jeff, Nick or Brandon. I once met Mary Anne.
I don't think it matters though...when I learned about each of them I went numb. It hurt. It still hurts. I think about them a lot.
We come on here and in some ways bare our soul through our writing unlike we do with our 'everyday' friends. There's something about writing that allows that. It also allows us to go off on each other more easily. Sometimes that can be a sign of 'feeling comfortable' with each other...however, I resolve to not do it again...or at least to be much more sensitive.
JT was special...as were the others. They all taught us something. I miss them all, even though I never met most of them.
I value all of you...including the ones I tangle with sometimes. God bless you all...I just needed to tell you that.
My prayers for our friends continue.