I was thinking today (ouch) how amazing and odd it is that so many of us have developed rather close friendships and ties with people we have never seen. I have my list of bloggers whose blogs I read every day (or whenever they post) without fail. I laugh with them, cry with them, and send them virtual hugs. When I first worked for a real business - I count that as when I could no longer wear jeans to work - I would have to answer the phone and direct callers to the different departments. It was a mind-numbing, thankless, boring job. But I got through it by trying to picture each caller by the sound of their voice. Now, with the Internet, I try to picture each blogger by the sound of her/his writing.
I am loathe to have my picture taken. I have not been photogenic since I was in my 20s, and even then it was sketchy. So, I am usually the one on the business side of the camera. However, since I have never been one to turn down a dare, here is a picture of me. Granted, it's not great -- and rather fuzzy. It was taken last year by ... me (notice the floating camera). You cannot see the grey in my hair, but it's there, all right. And I have earned every strand.