If ever you are stuck for conversation with someone you've met a few times before but haven't quite gotten to know them very well (yet), there are a few topics you can explore: 1) What's the best food they've ever eaten; 2) What they love most about their hometown; 3) What position do they typically sleep in?
This last question may seem a bit forward and nosy, but you'll be surprised by how many people are willing to share this information, along with other interesting tidbits (like what kind of neck/back/shoulder pains they currently suffer from and pillow thickness they prefer). Photographer Jacob Pritchard takes this a few steps further with his ongoing project, "Pictures in Bed"
This voyeuristic peek inside the lives of strangers is truly fascinating, and Pritchard does an admirable job of allowing us into these intimate moments...and perhaps finding similarities and a sense of connection with people we'll probably never know or meet.
For an online community like ours where we interact with each other behind user names, it's comforting to know that other people share our own quirks--even if it's as simple as hogging the whole bed and sleeping like a starfish...or admitting to once owning a Nelson Twins poster...or even revealing a fear of snakes in the toilet. So, to that end, thanks for sharing your thoughts, readers. It's always a pleasure getting to know you.