If you’re just joining The Writing Spider after yesterday’s totally unexpected but entirely welcomed ‘Freshly Pressed’ designation, thank you and I’m glad to know you! I’m looking at everyone’s blogs if you put them in the comments of yesterday’s post. So many people shared snippets of their own stories, or comments on music and memory and I was really rather overwhelmed.
Overwhelmed in a good way though. In a “there are 79 different chocolate bars on my kitchen table which one should I enjoy first?” sort of way. Not overwhelmed in a “I have a dissertation due tomorrow and I haven’t done any of the research on the neuropathy of the rare Scandinavian sea slug” way.
I feel like I have to step up my blog game now, people! There’s pressure! (Also in a good way.) You’re out there paying attention! I hope you stick around because I enjoy the company.
As I flipped through comments and blogs, I thought about this concept of a soul tribe and I mentioned it a few times in my reply comments. The theory is that in the very beginning, souls were created in groups but when they came to earth to be born they were all flung far and wide.* So when you meet people from your soul tribe you have what feels like an instant connection. It’s not romantic love but it’s different from a friendship built over time. Your soul tribe is the people who “get” you without you explaining HOW to get you. All of this is to say, I’m glad to see some of my soul tribe showed up to the party.
*Disclaimer: the preceding may indeed be a lot of new age hooey. I like the story though and it helps me describe the relationship.
Photo op: That’s me on the right. My sister is in the middle and her gf is on the left. We try to do themes for our pictures. Top left: supposed to be a normal smiling picture but we weren’t ready. Top right: Surprised! Bottom left: Sad. Bottom right: So excited you can’t stand it!!