Today's Wednesday Factoid is: Who do you miss right now?
I miss people a lot more when I can't talk to them or will never talk to them again. I tend to miss people less if they are alive or accessible; I think I don't "miss" people the way most people do. I miss people when I can't interact with them. Just not being around them for a long time doesn't really seem to make me miss them since I feel more or less satisfied by getting to talk to them on the phone or exchange e-mail messages with them, though of course there is also something special about breathing the same air.
I miss my grandma, because she doesn't really speak anymore but she's still here, and I wish we could talk again.
I miss Mikey, because the human race lost him to the stars when he was twenty.
I miss hanging out with my nephew, because I after all can't give him a call since he's only eighteen months old and the only way to interact with him is to be in his face. I miss kissing his little face, but my sister does a lovely job posting videos and pictures. :)
I miss chilling with Meghan, and it feels like it's been forever since I hung out with/interacted with Fred, Jessie, Cara, Ronni, Stacy, and Kari. And I miss some people I've not been able to hang out with in person, like Reeny.
And I miss some people who don't talk to me anymore, but that's some laundry I don't want to air out in this atmosphere.