Indulging in a FB fix (Yes! I caved!) one evening, I was going through statuses and even more importantly comments to statuses nodding my head in disbelief and sending me years back in thoughts. Sometimes you go to school or are part of a group of people you know superficially. You slot people based on your stereotypes filing them mentally into classes. Geek, Nerd, Popular, Goody Two Shoes so on and so forth.
Then on a slow weekday evening like this you run into them commenting and expressing themselves so contrary to your image of them that it shocks you into action. You wonder where this person was hiding while you actually thought you knew them. You scratch your head and wonder how much more you missed out in life because you chose to have blinders on.
A friend once wrote to me “I sure am glad I am getting a second chance to get to know you.” and today I realize what she meant. I feel cheated out of so many years of the *not* knowing. Bah!