The title of this group says it all. I generally post real photos on EP, most of them are showing my face, often I change photos daily, deleting yesterday’s pics and adding today's offering. My stories and poems are largely nonfiction. I am as open as I know how to be about everything including very personal things like my modest finances, my spirituality, my liberal politics, right down to the details of my sweet "mature" marriage. I am an open book~
In real life, I am open and I make no apologies for who I am, but, in my truest heart, I have to admit that I am not a people person and generally trust and "attach" myself to animals far more than people. My "in the flesh" friends....I can count on one hand and most of them I have known since I was a small child. My reasoning is varied, generally speaking my experience with human beings is that most are not authentic and many are eager to cram me into a box so that I fit into their idea of "normal" I hope that I am never, "normal." In crowds, I am sensitive to people's energy, sometimes I don't "like" what I feel when I am near certain humans. I enjoy being alone or alone with my husband, family, and pets here on the hill.
My EP friends are very precious to me, their true souls shine through their stories and I am comforted by their company. I try to keep my circle intimate and I try to choose wisely who I add and do not add here.