Never have I felt at such a loss of words as last night when my entire dinner party grilled me about why I blog, what my blog is about, and why anyone would read it. I tried to explain the human connection element of the blog community, but it may have been a bit lost on them. This conversation mainly stemmed from an earlier meeting I had yesterday afternoon with a blogger I had been reading for a long time but had never met in real life. People are amazed at why I would want to have coffee with someone I don't know and by outward appearences have very little in common with. Why not, I say.
The Oh Really Factor is a bit younger than I, unattached, and a very politically aware liberal New Yorker. But she is also an extremely gifted writer, witty, and not intolerant of opposing political ideologies. Plus she is helping open a brand new yoga studio in Durham, where I was visiting yesterday. And you all know how obsessed I am with yoga.
So we had the MOST delicious coffee in the world, because my schedule did not permit time for a yoga class or imbibing. And we chatted for a long time like only two women can.