Sherry,

There’s oh so many names on your list, 100% of which I’ve never met in person, but who’ve revealed parts of themselves that make me feel like I’ve known them intimately for years. They’ve shown brilliant sides of their personality and the depth therein … oh, my goodness. We’re talking Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea deep!

Seeing all those names (with their niches) and maybe not remembering their exact words but instead the journeys and all the FEELS … it’s overwhelmingly comforting.

And there’s no doubt in my mind that it’s all real … cause there’s no way an algorithm can write and bleed (and draw blood) like this group of friends does. Here’s to the old guard and the new writers I have yet to encounter.

I love y’all. You’re truly inspiring.

And thank you Sherry for keeping it REAL and reminding me of all the literary and interpersonal treasures here. And thank you for the shout-out. How thrilling to be included in such a dazzling constellation of writers. ❤️

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Artist, actor, author, editorial director of Our Human Family (http://medium.com/our-human-family). Connect via social media: @clayrivers. Love one another.

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