Dear Irina,

Bravo — hear, hear! Well said!

I’ve stopped saying that I am NOT a people person, & started saying that I am a person person. I don’t like people as a mass, as a group, as a mob, … well, you get the idea. But one-on-one interaction is a different story. Which is another reason I act asocial in gatherings. If someone comes over to talk to me, fantastic. If no one does, great. I’m happy either way. I consider myself an extraverted introvert.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.