I’m part of a Facebook group titled Nerds. Been part of the group for years, along with about a hundred or so others. Most of these folks I hadn’t met in real life. Well, one if the families decided to host a BBQ tonight, bringing a ton of us out if the woodwork/internet. Sadly, even with lures, there weren’t any Pokemon. And this wasn’t some farm in the country. Thus, to no-one’s surprise, I’m sure, the PokeGods chose not to shine their blessings today.
It was a delightful evening, meeting the humans behind the personas, profiles and posts. Deepening connections that were in place for years. There is something enriching about that face to face interaction that’s important. Even though many of these folks were connected with me on multiple channels, the in person interaction enriched I’m ways I couldn’t have guessed. These intersections really are important and I’ve come to value them. I’m really delighted to have had the chance. I’m richer for it.