Navagating online relationships are difficult for me. I need face to face interaction. I need to hear the nuance in the voice. Someone can say they love me but an almost imperceptible roll of the eye will tell me otherwise. This is why I am so lucky to have my psychic friend, Wendy, around to guide me. Wendy can feel energy through the computer and she can look at a picture and know the true nature of the person behind the keyboard.
I first learned of her uncanny ability when I first showed her the picture of my old co-worker and muse, Snarky, almost two years ago.
“Wendy, Let’s take a look at a guy I used to work with at Glott, Marks (not real name). Can you get the Glott Marks website? It has his picture and his bio.” I said poking at her computer
Wendy said “Is this the guy?”
“Yes. He had hair when I knew him.” I said
She studied the picture carefully. “Oh Laura, He looks very unhealthy. You know I’m a little psychic. I can tell a lot from looking at a picture” She gave me a pitying look.
I looked at the picture of the middle aged balding attorney. He looked like an archetypal image of a chubby smart ass attorney … a tough businessman… "He does look a little mean though…Do you think he’s nice?” I asked.
Through Wendy’s guidance I learned to interact with the smartass, snarky attorney as if he were a little abused dog. We needed to make him feel safe and secure so he would come out and play with us. He did indeed turn out to be quite nice and playful- if a little misunderstood and very easy to misunderstand.
Wendy explained that when she was a social worker in a woman’s homeless shelter, she had a resident who refused to come in to her office. Everyday she waved hello to this woman until the woman trusted her enough to come in and talk to her…she explained that this is how it was with Snarky, the virtual BF that we now both share.
Wendy can also look at a blogger’s post and get an idea of the person. Once I suggested that three different blogs were written by just one person with Multiple Personality Disorder… because the Is were not capitalized in any of them.
“No that is very rare. Blogger X is not blogger Y…I can feel it.” Wendy continued “Blogger Y is drunk. This kind of writing is a drunken rant. Y is definitely not the same person as X. Oh yes and this picture of Y indicates that this woman drinks.”
Recently a man wanted to be my friend on FaceBook and Wendy protested “No that man is a sexual predator and beats prostitutes in his spare time.” I do have to see him around town but I am so glad that she gave me the warning.
She also warned me not to go in a car with an old classmate of mine to our college reunion… He had been on my Facebook for the past year and all the people from school seemed to know him. It wasn’t until I got up to my reunion that I realized that no one really remembered him from school they were just being nice.
Wendy has saved me time and time again and I need to work on developing my online psychic ability as well. We will be training for the next two months.