Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
I stood in a void. Another canyon. Negative space. Water trickled down its heart and fell into infinity.
One of my favorite things about writing is meeting the people behind the words. And, for a few hours on a Sunday evening, I got to meet Debra Fetterly of Breathe Lighter. She and her husband Jay drove from Los Angeles to San Diego to meet MTM and me.
And we are richer for it.
We shared food and laughs and stories. I confess, I didn’t want the night to end. I am already conspiring another face-to-face meeting.
I hope it can be soon.
Thank you, Debra and Jay, for going out of your way to meet us. You are our people, and you know what that means. We reach across the invisible portal of the worldwide web to find connection. And sometimes, that happens. And it’s really, really incredible when it does. (And that’s the limit of our private conversation that I will air.)
Have you met someone in person from a connection that started online? How did it go?
Enjoy Lyle Lovett’s version of a Private Conversation.
"I want to go to this place. Right here. I mean, look at it."
"Harrumph. It looks like something out of Star Wars. You know, those walking weapon things. What were they called?"
"Stop. Who wouldn't love their very own steel-and-glass pod on the side of a mountain in the middle of a wine valley?"
"Self conscious architects, maybe?"