Friday, 27 January 2012

A too-late #FollowFriday

Social Media is a funny thing.

You can pretend to be someone you're not. Develop half a dozen alternative personalities (or at least put them in the public domain without someone coming round with a concerned look). You can exchange theological pleasantries with a mouse, a deceased archbishop or a whelk.

Or you can get to know people from thousands of miles away and whom you'll never meet, such as @MildewPea, who passed, the other day, to the place where the milk never goes in first and it's always a decent blend. She made Twitter a delight, brought frivolity and good nature to a new height. She had a tea trolley called Maud and loved Englishness. It was a delight, when our time zones coincided, to hear her cheery tweetings. And now, suddenly, she's gone. It's surprising that a relationship mediated through electronics can suddenly leave you with such grief, but it does.

Goodbye Milly, and God bless. I'm sure you'll be happy with the eternal wine you'll be sipping now. Though I hope they can find Earl Grey occasionally, or I'm not coming.

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