A Screen Three Thousand Miles Thick
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ReasonsofbeingTo know me, read me (;
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"they've got planes and trains and cars, I'd walk to you if I had no other way" -Plain White T's

A Screen Three Thousand Miles Thick

by reasonsofbeing

We’re all a little insane, aren’t we?

Loving book characters who breathe only because an author decided they should, characters who spill ink when they bleed, and whose hearts beat only when you pick up their story.

How is it possible to love someone who’s made of words?

Then again, I did it too, except when I stop reading these particular words the girl on the other side of the story still exists.

She’s got an obsession with rugby players, sings adorably off key, creates art better than I bloody breathe, gets into way too many fights on social media....

She has an obsession with singing “God Save the Queen," she laughs freely, chugs tea, binges on teen wolf, hides from her flatmates, has the best comebacks known to humankind….

And I know her only through texts and brief Skype calls.

What does knowing someone even mean? I don’t know what she looks like when she walks, I’ve never met her mum, I don’t know how it feels to hug her.

And yet she’s more present in my life from across the world

than many people I see every day

We’ve got different mothers, different siblings, different hair, different skin colors….but when I see her smile on the other side of a screen three thousand miles thick, I know she’s my sister.

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5 months agoReply
I have a wonderful online friend and we both could really relate with this story because I'm good at art and terrible at singing and he is the king of comebacks XDD Absolutely lovely post !!!!!!!

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5 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil that sounds wonderful! no apology necessary, it was a beautiful time then and it's a beautiful time now

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
5 months agoReply
@reasonsofbeing There used to be "pen pal" classified by country in the back of all youth magazines (now replaced by blogs and social media) To mail a letter overseas we had to by a special .35 cent airletter which was a small flimsy paper that you wrote on one side and folded it up it was stationery, envelope, and stamp on one piece of paper. It would take as many as 2-3 months for a letter to reach Europe from California. I apologize for not proofreading my first comment. Life is great. I would never want to go back to the good old days.

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5 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil thank you Bernard! Your comments always make my day! Yesss, I don't have any pen pals, but i have many friends from around the globe i know through only the internet and skype...it's a wonderful thing to know so many different people, from so many different places.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
5 months agoReply
This was incredibly rich. Your wording was set a stage which I, as a reader was in the first row. This was skill and craftsmanship. We used to have these relationships we called "pen pals" back in my day. Great post!!!!!

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5 months agoReply
@reasonsofbeing <3 <3 <3

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5 months agoReply
@HOLYGRYPHONS loooooooooooo! >.< <3333

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5 months agoReply
Awwww Squishyyy T_T <3