I have never been a real social butterfly. It makes me perfectly happy to hang out in the basement alone making beads and watching musicals on DVD. I don't have tons of friends. The people I consider friends are few but real. Some people have hundreds of friends on their facebook pages. I am working on it.
Facebook has always been a fun way to keep up with my nieces and nephews, and it turned into something more this week. First, I got a friend invitation from a girl I had not seen in years. When I lived in Texas, I taught dance classes for many years. I had a group of fantastic girls who started with me when they were 10 and when I left them, they were in college. We did all kinds of things together; I choreographed the book, The Velveteen Rabbit and we did it on TV, I choreographed for them to dance at the State Fair, they danced with me every year in the Sacred Dance Concert. And, this week, one contact turned into a couple and they are grown and married with kids and companies and I cannot describe how it was to hear from them again. Two of them are dance teachers, and how proud does that make me? Love those girls.
And yesterday, I found one of my college roommates I have not talked to in 20 years. She is just the same, except she has been traveling the world with her family. She lives in Saudi Arabia right now. She and her husband are teachers. Memories of her in college made me stop and laugh. She was the roomie who could not do her homework alone, could not get herself up in the morning, we felt like her Mother for three years. And, here she is a world traveler, teaching English to people all over the world.
Now I am wondering who else will pop up on Facebook.
Do you Facebook? It is a great invention!