Ah, Facebook. You have allowed me to connect with truly amazing people. People I will likely never have the chance to meet face-to-face, but who inspire me and make seeing their little corner of the internet such a joyous place to visit.
It helps me keep in touch with my best girls, RHG, and a certain delicate flower who I have not renamed as yet. I keep up with my parents, some odd relatives scattered about, and a few friends I've lost touch with.
Facebook also recently got me back in touch with a
former lover ex-girlfriend high school classmate girl I used to know. It is odd how time and perspective changes one's views of life. Whenever I hear stories people tell about former girl- or boy-friends, it always focuses on the negative. People rarely say, "I dated this boy once, and he sure was a great guy."
It makes sense, I suppose; after all, if they were so great they wouldn't be an ex, eh? I guess people don't break up when things are wonderful.
I have not stayed friends with any of my exes. I tried, but it never really worked out. Colin was, well, to say not comfortable with the idea of me being friends with an ex would be a gross understatement.
I find the idea of being friends with my ex-girlfriend a curious one, and I find that I'm genuinely open to getting to know her as a friend.