I've been mourning for several weeks now.
I lost a Facebook friend, one of the more important people in my life over the last 20 years.
She's not dead but gone for reasons controlled by neither her nor me but a controlling boyfriend.
In addition, I'm embarrassed at my mourning because I really don't take Facebook too seriously. It reminds me of Plato's Allegory of the Cave, where what we see isn't reality just shadows of reality. I don't care who friends me or unfriends me although I am thankful for so many friends who are positive and not so political.
My friend is wildly brilliant with some of the best and most esoteric knowledge of music of anyone I know. She laughed at my stupid jokes and supported me in times of need. And she's crazy as hell. Chemtrails? Baby, put down the doobie.
It seems crazy to say about a person I haven't seen face to face in 15 years, but I can't imagine my life without her.
I'm also embarrassed to write this, to acknowledge my feelings.
But it's the truth, my truth and the goal of this blog all this while was to be truthful even when I hated the naked feeling of it all.
I will mourn my friend for some time and I had write it.
Peace and friendship unto all of you my brothers and sisters.