There’s a New Age guru following me on twitter.
When I discovered this, I actually laughed out loud. Not that his beliefs are funny to me; but simply, I didn’t see that one coming. Somehow this person found me and decided that there was some kind of value or benefit even, in clicking the follow button on my profile. There’s a myriad of reasons he could have done this, many of which have nothing to do with who I am, or what I’ve been saying on the internet–so I’m not going to be so arrogant as to think that I am going to be the key to some profound things in his life via my excellent tweets.
In fact, when I noticed this, two voices popped into my head. One was a groovy, deadheadesque lifestyle evangelist who said “Nice, you’re light in the darkness, salt to the world.” The other voice was something like Dana Carvey’s Church Lady, accusing me that a guru such as this may follow me because he is under the impression that we are alike.
Perhaps both little voices have an element of truth in them, and that’s something I will be praying about. But the whole thing leads me to ask myself, who am I attracting to become a part of my circles of influence? I think it’s good to have a variety.