*hugs*

Inspired By: A Softer World



The comic "A Softer World" is a very bizarre comic. It deals with things that most people wouldn't say or think. I like it though, because I'm a pretty uninhibited person. I chose this comic to speak about because firstly, it violates the word comic by ascribing to irony rather than comedy. Secondly, it describes a little of the way I feel working out here in the boonies. Don't get me wrong, I'm not totally anti-social and there's people around here a good deal of the time. It's just that I'm rather introverted when it comes to my official definition for introvert - where I get my energy from. I get most of my energy from being alone. And there's a lot of opportunity for alone time out here. The photos on this comic actually kind of remind me of the dining hall here, which retains the presence of people even when they're all gone and the chairs are stacked on the tables. I wonder what this would be like? It's like the common question about desert islands, only rather less forgiving. And probably more likely.



It's funny because there's so many different age groups that come through here, and hearing all their reminiscing is interesting. It's different for every group. There was nostalgia for Van Morrison here last night, for instance. Different people remember different eras. For me, it's Calvin and Hobbes and The Muppets and Fraggle Rock and the first time I heard the Backstreet Boys. Anyone reading this, I'd really love to know what you have the most nostalgia for.



What an idea! And yet, touch is one of the things that we are losing. And it's sad that we do apologize for it so often. One of the things I miss around here is hugs from friends. Everytime I go back home for a few days I stock up on hugs and the memory of them. Touch is very important to me.

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