The other day I wrote a story for Amanda who I met at #unleashed14. She commented on my story yesterday saying:
“Freya, this just made my day.
‘Bright, kind writer and journalist’ x”
It made me realise that this is my favourite thing. When someone enjoys this project- it doesn’t matter if they are the only reader that day- or they never think of it again- as long as they enjoy it in that moment- a moment of connection. I’ll certainly miss the way this project forces me to make these connections- particularly with strangers like Amanda. Without this project I would never speak to strangers the way I do now. It’s made me think of this silly story today:
With the eyes scanning the screen
Lets sync our brains
Think about a life sized map
Covering the globe
Now think about Bert Newton’s face
Floating like a moon
Now imagine the universe
Stars going on forever
It’s so big that whatever we’re imagining right now isn’t even big enough.
Now replace all the stars with Bert Newton
Shake it out
Let all the little Berts pop out existence
All’s black and empty
Now walk up to me
Can you see me?
I’m walking toward you through the emptiness
Lets shake hands
Not so tight