So I have this friend, Amy. (Yes, this same friend. And this one too.) We’ve been friends for a while, but we don’t live near each other. We’ve actually only been physically together a handful of times. And really only once since we’ve become friends. But that we are, friends. And really great friends at that.
So how have we become such great friends when she has been living in the Seattle area and I all over the South for the majority of our friendship? We’re what you call “Pen Pals.” Remember that? Paper and pencil? Stamps and the post office? Sharing your stories, secrets, hopes, fears, dreams with someone miles and miles away… then waiting weeks for a response? It’s a novel idea this day in age with the technology we have, and don’t get me wrong. Alongside our letters are countless emails, text messages, and yes, even Facebook messages. So technology, we have embraced. But our love of letter writing, our bosom friendship, and our connection has always brought us back to letters.
And now we merge the two. Letters. Online. Blogging. We’re opening up our correspondence for the world to join in. Kin is a joint effort between the two of us where we will be discussing everything we would discuss in our letters – but we’re encouraging the WWW to join in the conversation. Sometimes it’ll be serious, sometimes menial, sometimes yummy (we both enjoy good food). Pop on over to Kin and see what we’re all about.
And for those of you who are fans of the (R.)Simple Life, don’t worry. I’ll still be here, regularly sharing snapshots of my life with Jonathan, Harry, Duke, and Calvin.