Saturday, July 09, 2005

Message in a Bottle

A transatlantic phone call recently brought rushing back to me all the childish pleasure of those sealed-note experiments. N. is a charming woman i "met" on a message board 2 years ago; many e-mails and several delightful packages later, she asked for my phone number, and at 8 a.m. my time, 2 p.m. hers, i was rewarded with the sound of her voice all the way from Paris. We talked for an hour about our lives - and i suppose this connection is what i secretly yearn for, otherwise why bother to post random thoughts on a message board?

Experiments have shown that infants who fail to receive empathic responses to their early communication attempts stop attempting to communicate and fail to thrive. i wonder how many new blogs will just shrivel up and die from lack of response?


Blogger ParisLondres said...

It has been so lovely corresponding with you, sharing our love for fragrances and finally catching up after two years. Hope we meet up soon.


2:29 PM  
Blogger red-queen said...

My fondest wish!

10:40 PM  

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