Strangers No More
I never expected to expand my friendship circle beyond online connections through the WP platform. So, I was pleasantly surprised by an inbox message from Vweta Ariemugbovbe telling me she was visiting Johannesburg, my home city.
We became Facebook friends and Twitter pals, swopped mobile numbers and exchanged text messages. Today, just three months since we connected on WP, we finally met face-to-face at a coffee shop in the clinic where Vweta had her operation.
Vweta cannot talk very easily. I gifted her a Story Scarf with the message of LOVE and there was no need for any vocal words. It brought a wonderful smile to Vweta's beautiful face.
Beyond borders, tangible connection and nurtured sisterhood allows us to thrive. We can find solace together - strangers no more. This is the soul of true friendship. This is the power of World Pulse. May our meeting inspire others to reach beyond the virtual to reality.
I'm so glad we met, Vweta. May you be blessed with good health and ease of breath. May you have a safe journey home to Nigeria. I am here for you, my friend.