And thanks to all for the comments, some more thoughtful than others. It is always nice to have people considering my thoughts, even if it is kind of scary too. I don’t usually read comments (or reviews of my books), but I admit I have been scanning this time around. I’m not sure why, exactly. This essay just feels really raw to me. (It’s not something like this, for example, where I used humor as a shield.) But it is nice to see that most people seem to have understood the intent.
It’s really quiet this morning for some reason, except for the truck traffic outside, and it feels like someone just gave me a present.