What do you dream about when you sleep?
I dream of words.Words run through my head. Ideas jump to my mind. I dream of writing yet I'm afraid.
Don't be afraid. You should write it down.
If I do, it would make it real.
Why would I write it down, where?
Make a blog.
Who would read it? and Would anyone care?
Write it down, so you won't forget.
Write it down, so your thoughts will have a voice.
It may or may not be read, but that doesn't matter.
What matters is that you wrote it and shared it.
Would anything I write matter to anyone?
It would matter to me.
It would matter to someone who learns more about you.
It would matter to someone who might learn from you.
It may mean something to someone, you wouldn't know unless you try.
That's how the conversation between Veronica and Logan went.Logan's words are in blue, Veronica's in red. Logan went on to encourage Veronica to try her hand at writing. Veronica and Logan met accidentally. Logan had a cousin, Andrea who was Veronica's friend. On Veronica's 21st birthday, accidentally or intentionally, no one knows yet...Andrea left her cellphone at home and borrowed Veronica's to send a text message to Logan. Logan replied later that day but Andrea was already gone which started the "texting relationship" between Logan and Veronica. They started getting to know each other. Logan was an artist and a writer. They discovered that they both had a passion for writing but Veronica was shy about her writing skills. She always believed that her writing skills were mediocre and that she had no talent whatsoever. She wrote stories secretly and hid them in notebooks kept locked in her closet. As each month passed, Veronica and Logan grew closer. But life was not that simple. Veronica was in a relationship with Peter. Theirs was a long distance relationship. It was a trying relationship for both Veronica and Peter, he was far away, all they had were text messages and phone calls.
Once in a while, Peter would come visit, but never stay long enough or there were issues never really discussed. Veronica heard rumors that Peter was having an affair with someone else. When Veronica heard of this, she turned to Logan, who was very supportive of her. He immediately came to visit and consoled her. Veronica fell hard for Logan, but didn't break off her relationship with Peter. In her mind, Veronica knew that things were going to end badly for every one of them. An idea came to her mind, she introduced Irene to Logan. Irene is the wild and happy-go-lucky type, single, unattached and carefree. The perfect challenge for someone like Logan. Irene and Logan went to places together. When Veronica heard about their trips, she tried to disregard her feelings about it....but in the end grew very bitter about it. Veronica remembered to start writing. She started to blog. She shared her feelings to the world. Told the story of her heartbreak about Logan, and about her desire to have that happily-ever-after with Peter. She wrote anonymously. Never revealing who she really was to anyone. Visitors came to her blog. Made comments on her posts. Logan was right. People cared. People empathized. They shared their own stories. Told her what happened to their own relationships. Veronica learned that when you share what you experience, when you express your opinion, some learn from what you have to say and some tell you what they've learned.
As Logan and Irene's relationship grew strong, Veronica and Irene's relationship grew strained. It came to a point that Veronica thought she should end her friendship with Irene. She decided to end it, the day she learned that Logan and Irene were officially together. It was a sad day, when friendships end because of a guy. Irene and Veronica were once best of friends but have drifted apart because of Logan. Shouldn't friendships that have withstood the test of time, withstand the test of 'man'?
Does Veronica end up with Logan or Peter? Does Irene end up with Logan or will she find someone else? Will friendships mend again? Blogging actually held the answer to this riddle. You see, when they all drifted apart, they still knew what was happening between them because of blogs. They kept tabs on each other through their respective blogs. The first part of this story happened year 2002. It's now 2009. What do you think happened?
* This is based on a true story. Names have been changed to protect their identities. This is written as an entry for Lainy's Writing Competition*
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