But, I have to share this here. I belong to an amazing social networking website called LibraryThing. It's for book people, like me. And it is populated by some of the most intelligent, witty, caring people that I have even been privileged to know. And it has been slowing coming out there how I have been having some troubles, and one amazing person whom I just got to know this year, not even 3 months really, wrote to me today:
It is a long, difficult journey, but in the end the wonderful person called David will shine through, just like a richly woven tapestry (your LT name)....
Tapestries contain rich, varied colors, subtle nuances and a lot of energy to weave the many varied threads. When finished, they are a joy to behold. My experience in observing tapestries (my favorites are at the Closters, a branch of the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York) is that you need to stand back from them in order to take in their full beauty.... When seen from a different perspective, all the spectacular work that went into the making resonates with the soul.
Words are unable to express the depth of the emotions that went through me when I read that, but I do know that this person is a beautiful soul and quite possible one of those angels masquerading as people on this planet, and today I feel blessed by her kindness. And for a change, it brought me to tears, but of happiness instead of sadness, because in her words I found hope for myself, which has been missing for quite a long time now.
I only hope that someday I can repay the kindness that she has shown me.