I got an reply on Monday to an email I wrote in March that allowed me to connect with a dear friend with whom I haven't spoken in awhile, (Tril, if you're dying to know, three words, "Math is hard.")
And then just now I got an email from a friend that I don't think I've heard hide nor hair from in 6 or 7 years. Maybe 5. It's been a long time, though.
Somedays I feel like a nexus point. Not a real person, just a person that other people connect through. I wonder if recruiters feel like that. Like an octopus with a switchboard. "Hello...Hello....This is Rosemary the operator speaking, now connecting you with desired party."