Posts of Friendship: Past, Present, Future | Mary Mussman | The Hypocrite Reader

Mary Mussman

Posts of Friendship: Past, Present, Future


Over the past five years, the friendship between Josette Marsh and Mary Mussman has floated throughout a liminal space between the imaginary and the real. In these six notes to one another, Josette and Mary reflect on the past, present, and future of what they now like to call their "real-life imaginary friendship." These temporalities represent three phases of knowing one another: past years when their friendship existed only in the virtual reality of the Internet, a present of in-person experiences throughout the Bay Area, and a near future of once again living far away from one another and returning to digital familiarity.