So as anyone who knows me surely must realize by now, I am a Facebook fanatic. Although I railed against it for months before I signed on, believing it might actually qualify as one of the Four Horsemen (along with the Kardashians, the overuse of CGI and 3D in cinema and the Pats losing the Superbowl to the Giants again), once I did I found myself deeply enmeshed it. Now, my use of it isn’t all strictly social – I publicize this here website on it, as well my GPB column and the travel pieces I pen for various and sundry awesome publications. And I get story idea and sources from it, too. But what I love most about Facebook is how easy it makes it keeping in touch with buddies, old and new – and reconnecting with long lost friends.
Which is exactly what happened last year when my old, old compadre Serafice Cordova found me on Facebook. Sera and I hadn’t been in contact in over a decade, but prior to that we’d been very close. We’d met in State College, PA, where we both grew up, and kept in touch when I moved to Wichita, KS and she to Columbia, MO. We even lived together for a spell in Oklahoma City, where her eventual husband was my then-boyfriend’s best friend. We were tight.
But Sera moved away and, as happens, we fell out of touch. But now thanks to Facebook, we’re back in it. And it’s amazing. We’ve both changed. A lot. I’m a writer now – or at least like to tell myself I am – and do crazy stuff like boarding down Nicaraguan volcanos. She’s divorced, with two incredible kids and a new career as a…wait for it…PSYCHIC. And what’s funny is, when she first told me what she does my response was:
Ok, that wasn’t funny, what was funny was my response after she asked: “Are you really surprised?”
Because I said, “No not at all.”
‘Cause Sera always had talked about maybe having that ability, but being uncomfortable with it and trying to shut it out. But she’s finally accepted it and developed it and trained it and now she’s…well, so good she’s a little eerie. But eerie in a totally good way. So, if you ever feel in need of a little help, some advice in working out a facet of your life (or a lotta facets), I encourage you to give her a holler. She’ll get you straight.
Sera also keeps an immensely cool, thoughtful, lovely blog that everyone on the planet should read, and not just because she wrote a deeply flattering post about me and Go Pink Boots the other day.
Although as far as I’m concerned, that’s a good enough reason. So go check it out. And btw, Sera lives outside of Philly, but can do readings over the phone…
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