Mary Grace got me thinking: I like having my superhero cape askew.
I like getting excited about things like business cards. I'm okay with the fact that a small piece of paper with a little ink makes me feel more legitimate. And I enjoy sharing these small moments of my life with you.
On the other hand, I'm an introvert by nature in the sense that I feel drained when I'm around tons of people, I don't mingle well at parties, and I keep my conversations one-on-one. But I don't mind public speaking and I like having people over to my house for a relaxed get-together. And that's part of this online community that I'm sad we don't do more of: Hang out IRL instead of on our various URLs.
So, until I can practice the ancient custom of hospitality and have you over, we have to settle for this online friendship. And so, I'd like you meet someone:
He's my "Main"--my original, main character--in World of Warcraft. WoW is another place where I find community, friends, and people with whom I can interact. I've met a student living in Iraq, a 14-year old struggling with her worth, and several Christians who have been incredibly encouraging. And there's something about running around as a Night Elf Hunter that lets other people open up to you. You can, in some sense, be more transparent and open with people when you're not face to face.
You can also lie, so that's the other side of this.
May you--the real, human, soul, you--find the support you need both in the real world and here. And if I can ever be of assistance, please let me know.
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father