Sunday, May 09, 2010
It is extraordinary, this Brave New World.
I use the word 'Brave' deliberately here.
The blogs I read are mainly personal, though I do have a salt and pepper flavouring thrown in there with some political, climate-change, linguistic, feminist and knitting blogs.
I've developed close friendships with some, to the point where we email privately on more sensitive matters and/or on recovery from addictions.
So whether this is a good thing or a bad thing is up for speculation.
I have ongoing chats with someone who has some serious mental challenges. She's a brilliant artist, writer and extraordinarily brave considering her personal history which has been plagued with murder, death of a child and serious abandonment issues.
And today she emails me she is horrifically depressed and can't see hope and then deletes her blog.
I have no phone number for her, I don't speak the language of her country to alert the police or have any contact info for relatives or acquaintances.
I feel so totally helpless (and useless).
My friend has moved back to an old blog after deleting her new so fingers crossed, healing thoughts go her way and she has called a crisis line who must be monitoring the situation.