Blog friends. Message board friends. Email friends. What do you call them? When I'm joking, I call them my imaginary internet weirdo friends, my buddies inside the computer.
My heart is really heavy tonight. I post on a message board for moms and two of the posters there have had horrible losses in the past couple of days. One woman's husband was killed in a car crash and another woman's young daughter died. I don't really know these women, but reading their stories has been tough. Another woman whose blog I read daily is going thru a divorce and reading about the impact this is having on her daughter is agonizing.
Sometimes it seems maudlin and a trifle stupid to be so upset by other people's problems. After all, I've never met any of these women and I don't know them personally, but they are people I "speak" to often, exchange comments with and for some reason, their sorrows are hitting me hard.
This sucks. Sucks, sucks, sucks and hurts. A lot.