Yes, it’s crazy exciting!
Khari McClelland is no longer M.I.A.
My old pal is alive and very well, living in Vancouver, performing music and working three jobs!
I love this!
If this post makes no sense to you yet, read my past posts –
I was at Phog, working, and the phone rang. I answered as I usually do, “Phog…”
“What can I do for ya?”
Which I followed by looking wide-eyed at my patrons, cursing and fidgeting, confused and thrilled.
Khari laughed on the other end of the line, which reminded me of how his laugh used to light up a building.
I asked him immediately if he finally Googled his name. I knew he would come across my blog posts one day or another.
“No, my friend Melissa, from work, asked me if I’ve ever Googled myself, and I was like, nah.”
Melissa decided to do it immedietely, right then and there. At work.
Melissa, I owe you a gargantuan debt of gratitude! Jesus Christ! How can I thank you for offering this tech-denying buddy of mine a glimpse into the web, and how people are looking for him!?
He read the post, and told me on the phone that he was touched by what I wrote, and expressed reciprocal appreciation for my friendship. We chatted for about 20 minutes, rushing, with me cutting him off several times with more questions.
It was a whirlwind, and will continue to be when I chat with him next, as I now have his phone numbers, e-mail, etc.
I feel like a missing piece of my life was put back today. Something far-gone was achieved. The unlikely was realized tonight, and I feel like there’s a reverberating magic on me, like when you get slapped on the arm and the ringing skin stays there for a long while afterward.
I’m thrilled. It took almost five months for the web-ring to reach him. I feel like I got a MAJOR Christmas present today, and THANK YOU KHARI for reacting to the post and getting in touch.
If you feel like reading his reactions…comments can be found on the past Khari McClelland posts.
Now to catch up.