On internet friendship
See more » Ambiguously Gendered See more » My Life is an Open Blog
Pristine arrived as Felix.
Two people I’m very lucky to know. Felix standing next to my business partner and best friend Gordon.
We’ve known each other via the web for about seven years.
In the flesh Felix was as lovable, smart, affable, funny and charming as he’s always seemed.
Conversations born of forum exchanges, journal and weblog entries and emails continued readily from phosphor dots on a screen to an actual voice, gestures and physical presence.
His visit was a testimony that bond established via the web can be translated into meat space.
My crush on Felix I confessed several months ago. I wish I could split into two people: the man that loves Alex and one that would be right for Felix. Often I’ve wished I could embrace every unappreciated androgyne in an affirming hug.
Alex and I for the umpteenth time wondered why someone so delightful and worthy continues without a mate. What sane man wouldn’t want him?
It was good to actually meet my friend, there are very few people for whom I’ve honestly been able to feel friendship.