Knowing you, knowing me

by tamarjacobson

Quote of the day:

This made me think how interesting, and unusual, it is that I know a lot of deep and important things about you, but nothing about your practical tastes and preferences! Jean, in an e-mail to me

I have been blogging for almost two and a half years and along the way have become quite close with one or two other bloggers. Close enough to e-mail from time to time. People I read daily, sometimes two or three times a day. And yet, how much do we really know about each other? Usually, we are drawn to people of like minds, but does that mean we are compatible in other ways? Are we night or morning people? What kinds of foods do we enjoy? Do we clean out the sink after brushing our teeth? Do we curse and carry on with road rage when someone cuts in front of us while driving? Do we allow the other to finish a sentence before jumping in? Do we use face cream, perfume, deodorant? How’s about talc? Do we saunter or walk briskly down the street? What kind of laugh do we have? High pitched, guffawing, from the belly, rasping?

I like to think of myself as pretty easy going, usually waiting to see what others choose to do or eat and then following suit. This, on the other hand, can drive people crazy. They find me indecisive and do not know what I want. I am not very good at small talk and so when I remain silent during those parts of the conversation, people sometimes see me as snobbish or as having a superior air.

Like anyone, it takes awhile to get to know me.

And then, again, does anyone ever really know anyone?

A year ago at Tamarika: Change is in the air