Colette, now that’s what I call making an entrance. Welcome back! I … I … took most of the day and I’m still unsure what to say. It seems that saying much more than thank you would be overkill.
You give me great honor with your reply, but more importantly you share a great many truths (which I’ve highlighted). Please know that I write the things I do not because I’ve mastered them and live on high in some transcendental state. These are all a mix of things that I’ve experienced, observed firshand, been taught (again and again, most often because I fail to retain them). And in sharing them via essays I’m revisiting these concepts as much for myself as much as readers.
Thanks for sharpening the message and making the foundations of my writing crystal clear.