Mudcat Café message #498703 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36225   Message #498703
Posted By: wysiwyg
05-Jul-01 - 01:10 AM
Thread Name: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
Subject: RE: Writing Someone Alive to Say Thanks!
Aw. You too, Big Guy. [............................................................................................] that's all the unsaid stuff packed into those few words. There'd be more but I don't have that cable modem yet and it rained here, bad. But they are about loving you just as much as ever, and forever, like I said, despite the drop in frequency of communication.

Peter, I actually did something like this about the time I joined Mudcat, when I first fell online, and wrote to Rich Warren, one of the greats of the WFMT-FM Midnight Special folk program. (If you saw what I wrote about Seamus Kennedy, well, that was pale by comparison.) I got a surprised and very appreciative note back. Sometimes the urge to do this comes just when the person most needs to hear it. So when I get that feeling, to do that for someone, I try to act on it right away. I do it for them, though, not for me... I do it so that they hear what they may never have heard before. It can take a long time to know what that unseen and unaffirmed thing in their lives has been, sometimes-- to see it and say it. But it can make a huge difference.

I guess I started doing this when a poem came my way about ten years ago called "Speak Your Love." Since then, I do.

~Susan