The coolest gathering happened this weekend. The underground group known as The Threadheads took the daily posturing to a new level with an assignment involving more than mere words and photographs. This time we were given the task of finding a piece of art at a thrift store and creating a new piece from it. Knowing our group, said piece would be a bit twisted. The art turned out amazing! From this we realized that just as we love each other through endless email banter on the thread site, we like each other in person as well.
So I guess there is truth to the book Consequential Strangers which poses that the people in your life who are sort of supporting characters are actually crucial to your happiness. It is because they keep you grounded by offering unbiased advice and comfort. Consequential strangers are part of our continuum of relationships, of mutual give-and-take that affects the quality of our life.