I enjoyed random encounters with people. It’s one of the things I love about being online: I always find myself going into different groups, meeting new people, getting a sense of who they are and hearing their stories, written and unwritten.
I used to go places on Greyhound as a teenager / early 20s. Usually meeting people from online. Loved hearing the random person who sits next to me on the bus tell their life story. Strangers on a plane. I think that’s what they call it. Maybe it’s Strangers on a Bus. At least it was for me.
Even now, I’ll be standing outside of a building like a supermarket and someone will come up to me and start talking. I always listen and contribute and we have a marvelous conversation.
In those moments, sometimes the ‘right words’ come out of my mouth and I can see it on their faces. There was a connection. I helped. Marvelous feeling.