Friday, 5 December 2014

Friendship Report: Family and Bridges

Dear Readers,

As some of you may have guessed, I'm not exactly close to many members of my family. This has just started to strike me as odd, I don't know why it has taken so long, but I have finally realised that it is a bit odd. You might think otherwise, but for someone who gets along with pretty much all of his family, it is a bit strange for him to only be close to one member, especially since two others live in the house.

So who is the one family member I would genuinely call myself close to? My brother: William. The sad part about this is he's not even my favourite brother, and I prefer my dad (who I live with) to him. So why is it that William is the closest one to me? The answer is simple, although I do feel like I say that a lot. the answer is so simple I'm going to dedicate an entire paragraph to it.

Both me and him are shut-away nerds who lock ourselves in our rooms, occasionally venturing out to the other room to make sure nothing weird has happened. Truth is we both live a fairly lonely life locked up in our bedroom, the doors may be wide open, but our hearts are not*. We leave the doors open in the hopes that someone would talk to us, but that seldom happens, usually we just get left to our own devices.

There are special times in mine and William's relationship that involve a bit more communication than just the usual "Hi there, how you doing?" Those times usually involve us shouting words like "Scrake**" or "Fleshpound**" at each other from our own rooms. These sessions usually only last a few hours, and are quite enjoyable, but then it returns to normality, which involves us being shut off from the rest of the world.

So why has this suddenly occurred to me? It's because I just had a short conversation with my 2nd cousin once removed(?), I actually have no idea what the term is for our relation, but she's my dad's cousin's daughter. After that talk I realised I have her mother on Facebook, and I even have one of my cousins on Facebook, I then realised that I have quite a few family members on Facebook, none of whom I talk to. This makes me feel kind of sad, but I have nothing to say to them.

A quick change of topic here, but in a way it fits. This week (and last week) I have been composing music. The hard part about composing music is creating little bridges to join two sections of music, which is essentially what I need now, something to bridge the gap between me (the first segment of music) and the various members of my family (the second piece of music).

- George "Kitty" Booth

* I felt like inserting a cheesy comment somewhere.
** The two scarier creature in the game Killing Floor.

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