I am not a web designer, nore did I understand how people were able to put links for example on their blog posts. Yet here I am creating a website one moment at a time mostly by myself but with the support of my partner who is a web designer and has worked in the computer industry for 16 years. Tonight he taught me how to do a link correctly, and as you might find I will have soon edited my other posts. I like to edit the posts I have all ready added as I feel like I am constantly learning and growing as a writer and artist with this site.
My partner was running out the door for his night to be by himself when I asked him why I was doing the links incorrectly. He briefly showed me how to change the link and I said,”Thank you, I still don’t understand how it works but I will do it the way you showed me, so I will be ok.” I didn’t want him to take too long to help me with my site as I wanted to let him go be creative for himself at a coffee shop for a change of scenery. He left the living room I thought to just grab his laptop but instead he brought a white board we had for the boys to play with and plopped it on the couch beside Gaia, our dog.
He came in saying, ” Here is a blank white board, and I just so happen to have a dry erase marker I confiscated earlier in my pocket…” He then began to draw out what a link is and explained it to me slowly so that I could understand it. And I finally did.
He left saying, “And now you know the magic of the interweb.”
As you can see, Gaia, my sweet little dog is sitting beside the scribbled board. You might also notice our beautiful ugly couch that has a sheet semi covering it. Above Gaia there is a drawing, and little kids play fish cards are on the board. Yes, we live in a house with kids. That was our first purchased couch as a couple, a billion years ago. It is pretty wrecked with crayon and pen marks all over it and other marks we don’t need to get into with having kids and animals in the house. I could have moved the board and displayed it differently, or I didn’t have to show it at all and yet I felt like this was a good image to share as my partner taught me, like a true teacher did.
The magic of the interweb is not just the internet but the bond between partners as they support each other developing into better individuals. Sometimes we are teachers to each other. Sometimes we let the other person sleep in. Sometimes we work on our communication so that we don’t hurt the other person’s feelings by the words we say. And yes, sometimes we do hurt each other with words said but we apologize with all of our heart. And we forgive. We allow each person in this bond to learn and grow into themselves. We don’t have to be together every moment of the day or week. We can allow the other to do their own thing, be their own person.