Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I Can Still be Surprised by The Internet

There was a girl, Lalla, who lived down the hall in my college dormitory. This is back in the mid/late 70's. She lived in Africa and the Middle East in her youth, and had an exciting life up to college; our school was small and quiet and, well, uneventful. She belonged to the Minnesota Weavers' Guild and bussed down University Avenue to weave, often, and said I should give it a go. I was too busy with booz and boys then, though I always thought one day I would tag along. I didn't.

I can't remember when we lost touch; probably the year I had off and spent at home working, which could have been the year she graduated. I regretted not having exchanged contact info. I've though of her in the weaving context, but not in the blogging/Internet/connecting sense.

On Saturday, my high school friend coaxed me to get on Facebook, which I did reluctantly. After a day of finding my way around it, I found Lalla. And now she's knows what I do, and has seen some of my weaving pics.

Imagine that. After all these years.

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  1. That's very beautiful. And an interesting story!

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  2. Facebook can be quite amazing.
    Fabulous photo Meg - really like the use of colour in this piece of weaving.
    We should do coffee again sometime soon
    Diane

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  3. Thanks, Jacob. In some ways, I wonder why I never thought of Facebook earlier. In some ways, I still can't believe I found Lalla.

    Diane, let's! Perhaps in a couple of weeks when all the construction is finished?

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  4. Your photos are stunning. I love the "netted" bridge. Wrapped in a very Christo way!

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  5. One thing about a alias name is I can check on who I want to re contact. Freinds reunited even got us to have a school reunion. Grosse Point Blank, not quite. Weaving is far too skilled for me, that's why I'm a photographer. The laziest of the arts.

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  6. Babooshka, weaving is not complicated, though it has many steps. To me, it's a great medium because I work on a grid, as I can't do anything freehand very well - drawing, painting, knitting... But I can work within the grid.

    I'm still astounded that I can chat with friends from WAY back almost instantly.

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  7. This is a great blog. I just started my own daily photo blog today and happened to stumble upon yours. Thank you for sharing these.

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  8. I found a lot of my high school friends from Malaysia on Facebook too.

    Love the color and texture of your weave.

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