Mudcat Café message #498697 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36225   Message #498697
Posted By: KT
05-Jul-01 - 01:00 AM
Thread Name: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
Subject: RE: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
Great thread, Peter. Thanks for starting it.

I have written to some elementary teachers, an illustrator whose work gave me great pleasure when I was a child, and Leo Busgaglia. I was so glad I'd written to Leo before he died.

And on the same note, if the opportunity presents itself to tell someone just what they mean to you, don't hesitate. I once found myself with such an opportunity. Although I felt awkward and a tad fearful that this friend would think I was a little off, I chose to tell him anyway, how deeply loved he was by the entire community in which he lived. He was very surprised to know that, and very grateful. He died the next day in a climbing accident. I have been forever grateful that I didn't hesitate to tell him.