Hello, everybody out there.
My name is Anthony, I’m 24, and, basically, I’m…just looking to make some friends.
There’s a poem by Walt Whitman that I absolutely love about a spider standing on a mountaintop, and he’s so patient but so lonely, spinning thread after thread after thread after thread, casting them all out into the misty, endless emptiness that stretches all around him, hoping and praying that one of them will actually make a connection, and that’s pretty much me right now. I’ve lived so much of my life being quiet or alone or withdrawn, letting chances and people pass me without ever really reaching out to them, and to be really honest, I’m kind of sick and tired of living that way. That’s not to say I don’t have any friends or family — I do, and they’re amazing, and I am so thankful for them, but at the same time, there’s an ever-growing piece of me that longs for more, a piece that’s ready to cast its threads out into the emptiness and see who it lands. So, here I go.
I live in Florida, USA myself, but as far as I’m concerned, you can be from just about anywhere. I’m truly not picky. I actually already have a pen pal from Finland, and she’s nothing but an absolute delight.
Snail mail and email are both perfectly fine by me. I do love getting letters, but email certainly has the speed advantage.
A little bit about myself: I used to be an English education major, but I’ve taken the semester off to focus on my writing — I’m also in the early stages of writing a children’s book. Meanwhile, I’ve been with my girlfriend for more than four years, now, and I couldn’t love her more.
Things I like: Reading, writing, drawing, painting. Analyzing and reviewing stories. Doctor Who. Disney movies and cartoons of all kinds.
Things I dislike: I don’t know… The usual things, I suppose. Racists, for example, need not apply. Sexists need not apply. Homophobes need not apply. All that sort of thing. Beyond the obvious, I don’t think there’s much that would be an immediate no-sale for me.
What I’m looking for: Really just someone to share my feelings with and who can share their feelings with me. Someone to swap funny stories with — or, for that matter, sad stories or furious stories or whatever the case may be. I don’t have a preference with regard to gender or anything like that.
If any of this sounds interesting, feel free to hit up my ask box: http://k-m-anthony.tumblr.com/ask