It's quite humbling to think that interacting with people that I don't even know their ages or gender has opened my mind to all sorts of things. It has certainly improved my mental capactities; I was never one who thought fast on the feet. I needed time to ponder and think out my position on issues and formulate my responses to points made. I can still do that of course, on the LJ's and the message boards. The quality of debate is often very stimulating and has sharpened my analytical abilities no end. (well according to MWNN it has) Live chat has also speeded up my response time, though I often have to just sit and lurk because of the speed of the action.
Thanks to firewillow for my lovely new icons and for pulling me out of the slough of despondency the other night. And to soulvamp for trying to help. *grin* Thanks also to messalina for her kind comments about my art piece.
Enough pondering - Home-made veggie soup and freshly-baked bread courtesy of Panasonic calls.