Others don't see us as we see ourselves. It can be a terribly lonely feeling when those we've grown to trust and appreciate insist on defining us as somebody we are not.
As much as I've grown to love EP, this can be a terribly lonely place. AT times, I look around here and feel sorrow for so many of my brothers and sisters hiding behind anonymity to find connection to others. I believe it is possible to truly connect here -- I have been blessed to build one (yes ONE) really strong and intimate bond here at EP. Yet, cyber hugs are not the same as real hugs. The gap of time between messages can lead to all sorts of insecurity and suspicion. The reality of distance and duty stand in the way of fostering what it is we wish we could cultivate.
What is one to do, but to pick up and keep living the material world with faces for avatars, names and titles for identities, and guarded ex