On the 6th of September 2021 I started boarding school and learnt what all the online communities I had online were trying to mimic.
Strangely, it mostly boils down to one thing: meeting one person in one area, meeting another totally different person in another area, and then seeing them interact in another area.
For example, I once met a Ceaser in the dining hall, and spoke to him about books and people living forever and having foldable phone.
I once met a Mathea in a secret room, and spoke to her about books full of homogenous authors and secret rooms inside secret rooms full of secret books.
And then I saw them hanging out together.
I once met an Anya in my maths class,
And I once met a Kiril in my form,
And then I saw Anya talking to Kiril in the corridor?
Seemingly, surfacely, having nothing in common, and yet talking to eachother nonetheless.
It’s so much fun, the serindipity of a million tiny interactions with people, and them having the same.
I once met a Pippa in the dining hall,
And I once met a Celeste during a game night,
And then I saw them eating together! (I’m yet to speak to them both at the same time.)
Everything is interconnected, no relationships exist in isolation, and it’s so freaking great and I love it so much.
I want to meet EVERYONE.
How many people do I know now, who are friends with other people I’m friends with, of whom I have no idea of their own secret relationship?