I picked up my mail today. There was a card from my friend, Maureen Bernardy. I am pretty sure she never meant for me to publish it, but she flooded my heart with joy. Here’s the card and what she wrote. … Okay, so I have tried to reproduce the card here with no success. The photograph is by Ron Schmidt and the company is Sunrise Greetings – it is of a greyhound, the exact color of Ella, my darling greyhound, sitting on a stack of books with big glasses perched on her nose, her eyes gi-normous and contemplative as she stares at you from her steadfast perch.
Inside the card reads,
A note to tell you I am in awe of your writing. Period. It is brave, and risky — liberating and powerful. You are not new to this talent. Your tools are sharp, they are fine tuned with use. What’s new is your sharing your soul, and your very real SELF in your Blog. This venue of blogging is meant for you. My respect is off the charts for, not just the content, but for the vulnerability you allow us to see and learn from.
You must be some sort of angel. The good Lord sent Huntie to hold up a mirror up to ourselves, to peer through propped opened windows, and to also be quite still so we can hear whispers.
Thank you for the real work, and real time, that this better than great writing takes.
Wow. How ’bout that?! I was having a tough day and I got that…!