Okay - the world is this big.
Robin, who lives in New Mexico, posted on facebook something she got from Neil, who I knew in New York. He and his partner Mark were very important to me the first few years I lived there. Turns out Robin saw him lecture on Buddhism, which he is doing now, and they're facebook friends. Meanwhile, I friended him and clicked on Mark's page...
Mark, who I lost touch with as well, is facebook friends with Tom, who lived in New York, and now Omaha. Tom is my sister-in-law's nephew, and was raised from an adolescent on by my brother and sister-in-law.
Small world. Facebook small.
Then, last night, I was sitting with my friend Dave who talked about a guy named Ed who friended him on facebook, who lives in Seattle and works at the Opera, but is also an amusement park geek. I said to Dave his last name, and then "You mean the Ed who was my first kiss ever, on senior prom night in high school" ? That same one. I knew him in Seattle, and we are facebook friends, but that connection to him randomly staying at a friend's apartment was crazy. So he's coming to town and we're all going to Disneyland. And Prince at the Forum.
Is this the web for everyone? I think everyone knows everyone else now. The world, she is small.