The Courage of the empty room

by Regis Boff

Facebook has furnished me with something I never managed to accumulate in life after college, a robust reserve of casual friends. I was on the move most of my life. I made only “best friends”. I even today have a good number of them. They come and go but I can’t fill a room with them on a rainy day if I get lonely. Facebook fills that room for me.
It doesn’t take great courage to be the fool if you have an audience. It does however if you don’t. I am aware I appear foolish. It’s my strength that I can do it in an empty room.
I have done a lot of deep sea fishing. The idea of casting lines into vast emptiness appeals to me. It comes from taking a lot of LSD.
So I am grateful to FaceBook for helping me on this.