Recently I commented on one of Lindsey Nobles' great blogs. To my surprise, she replied to my comment. When I found out, it suddenly made me feel "special" and excited; I was important! Somebody had read what I had written and thought it worthy of a reply!
My comment (or confession, if you like) was about my lack of "real true life" friends; the fact that the only friends I had are friends through email or Face Book. It was also a confession about the thought that my "friends" gain or lose notches according to how quickly they respond to any message I send them. I do (well, should) realize that others actually have lives and aren't there to answer at my beck and call (I think that's the way it goes) yet, even in light of that fact, I find myself affected either positively or negatively depending on the amount of time it takes them to get back to me. There it is, the truth. Pretty sad.