Several months ago, I accepted a friend request from my friend's brother. I didn't think twice: I've gotten to know him over the past few years, he's friends with a good friend of mine, and he's the brother of a very dear friend. He doesn't live here, and I love looking at photos of his kids in the snow. He's also got great taste in music, and sometimes he posts awesome links.
Like this one, which he posted earlier this week, of Mavis Staples and Wilco in rehearsal together. It blew my mind. It's long, but it's worth the 4.5 minutes. Go ahead. I'll wait.
As I watched the video he posted, I thought about only guy I've ever dated who shared any of my tastes in music. That relationship was awesome because we almost always agreed on good bands. And we went to lots of concerts together. He loved Wilco, and was thrilled to share their music with me. This boyfriend's brother also loved Wilco, and the three of us often hung out at his house listening to CDs and drinking beer. It was good fun.
Do you see where this is going yet?
So it turns out my friend's brother and my ex-boyfriend's brother went to high school together. And they're Facebook friends. And after I commented on the Wilco video, so did he.
And then he got in touch with me to ask how I knew J., and to see how I was doing. And now we're all friends. The Internet is a very small world.
To Be Continued
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