Golby Glitters in the Dark Posted on July 3, 2002 by Elaine As Mike Golby continues to conjure a literate path through his own dark, he brings more light to some of our lives than I
I remember how lonely it was through a lot of college and my first year on my own, and I could never pin down exactly why it was lonely, until my parents would visit and give me a hug. Aha! I’d think, that’s what was missing. Never did hugs feel so exquisite– I had parents who hugged me and gave me a kiss at least once a day, when it was time to go to bed, if not more than that. The withdrawal from that into independent life was the hardest part of independence for me. It’s the “curse” flipside of meeting so many wonderful people online… So many great minds, but not so much as a handshake or a pat on the shoulder. What is it about touch that’s so powerful?