This post was to come out much earlier, but I’ve been swamped with loads of things. Anyway, I received this beautiful gift from a friend I know through NaPoWriMo and then WordPress.
Manja Mexi, from the blog Embarrassment of Riches, who is an avid photographer and manages to find and share the beauty around her through her photographs sent me a calendar via email. For each month, she chose 5 of her favourite photographs from the last five years (one for each year) and arranged them in a way that all I had to do was get the printers to print it. What I loved about the gift was that it was thoughtfully and tastefully done and well planned – her email reached me on the 28th of December, 2021- just in time for 2022.
The result of her labour of love and thoughtfulness now stands on my writing table. It helps me keep track of days (which has been so easy to forget ever since Covid began), things to be done, be creative (thanks to the very different photographs she’s put together) and dream of traveling.
This is just one month. To see all 12 months, you can click here
In Manja’s words, the calendar is a ‘way we can spend the year a little more together.’ She couldn’t have been more right. With me at my writing table most of the day and everybody else at school and work, this calendar is a reminder of friendships made across the distance – that connections can be made without ever physically meeting a person. It reinstated my belief that friendships made virtually can be beautiful too.
Manja is not the only blogger who’s made me believe in virtual friendships. I could list others and to them I’m thankful. I’m not listing their names here because they know who they are. They are the ones who make me want to come back to WordPress everyday.
To all who believe that virtual is not real, I want to say, ‘Sometimes its even better than real. But it really depends on you.’
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