Had a rather delightful meeting with a young woman who’s a fellow blogger and former student at Tunxis CC while she’s on semester break from Vassar. It was nice to meet her in person after reading her version of her life on Bad Serendipity and some of her story writing that displays an unusual viewpoint and some completely awesome descriptive phrases.
Prior to the meeting I ran into a few friends then sat to wait for Carolyn in the ‘old’ cafeteria. I got a cup of hazlenut coffee and started to read a book I’d pulled from the shelves at home only because of it’s size–able to fit into the pocket of my raincoat. By the first few lines I was taken in by Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath. Carolyn has assured me that the version written in Middle English is truly the one to read and it’s something I’ll be adding to my To Buy list.
One of the things Carolyn and I discussed was the communication of the internet that creates some bonds that would never otherwise have been discovered, and the change in relationships in dealing with others in a less personalized manner as far as physical connection goes. We talked family, school, hypertext and the Mac. Good stuff. A fine young woman who seems to have a good head on her shoulders, is smart, and still holds the lens of a child to see things as we sometimes forget to do.
The only thing I regret in meeting with Carolyn is that some of the mystique is gone. She now knows I am not really 5′ 8" tall.