Thank you. Thank you for showing an interest. Thank you for your occasional comments, compliments, and community. Thank you for being friends or acquaintances, family or lover or passer-by, who took a few seconds to read the things that I wrote. This community may be virtual, but it is no less real as a means to feel like I belong to something bigger than myself, and that in some small way, no matter how infinitesimal, I count for something - if nothing els, as a good read.
It's a good deal we've got worked out here. You are validated by the fact that I'm writing for you - I'm relating thoughts and feelings and experiences for the sake of your entertainment and information. My stories, droll, ridiculous, weepy or thoughtful - are for your benefit as much as mine. And in return, you read them, validate me, listen to me - let me know I'm not alone. "The fundamental delusion of humanity is to believe that I am here, and you are out there."