Okay, I have to put up a bonus post because I’m freaked out. But first:
MOM; STOP READING NOW!
When I first started this blog, I had a number of followers in the low teens, which is all I ever expected I had. However, this weekend, I think as the WordPress algorithms kicked in and my tags went out, I gained followers and now have about 700. I’m not even sure I know 700 people, so that’s a little off putting as it is.
MOM; I TOLD YOU TO STOP READING!
What really freaked me out was when I got home from our rained out ball game tonight and opened my email. About 30 total strangers had comments for me. Now most were compliments on my writing or my photos, and others were people commiserating with my experience.
LAST CHANCE MOM; STOP READING
That’s not what freaked me out though. Being a polite guy, I responded to each message, glad for their input. Then came the interesting note. It was from a 29 year old young widow whose husband had had kidney disease, but passed suddenly from one of the side effects like Kelley had, about a week before Kelley. The thing is, this woman was so far out of my orbit and anything I know that it really freaked me out. Looking at her blog and her YouTube channel, I find out that she is a musician in a hard core metal band in California and has appeared in several, okay, a lot of adult videos and is very open about it. It’s not like she wants anything, I’ve watched way too many episodes of Catfish anyway. Here was this person from a whole other planet that is fighting the same battle as I am. I wrote a note back to her and we have exchanged several messages tonight. It’s strange how people can transcend their outward image. Strange, hell, it’s crazy.
I have a hard time judging her for what she does; I’ve never really been into that world. Personally, I’ve always had a hard time not thinking that the performer is a person who was some teacher’s seventh grade student at one time, but the fact that she is so open and shameless about it is pretty amazing. I guess my freaked-outed-ness is my own problem.
I WARNED YOU MOM