I’ve never really been able to accept compliments.
They make me uncomfortable, and I always feel I need to reveal a flaw in return. Since yesterday, I’ve been mulling over that writing offer, I don’t really want to get into specifics here, but it’s been pinging around my head and I was leaning towards not following it up, and then I received this little e-mail from my writing teacher tonight.
I read your beautiful chapbook “In Colour and Black & White” and just wanted to tell you how touched I am by your honesty & your ability to capture intense experience without overwhelming the reader.
All the best and much pleasure with your poetry.
Sometimes all it takes is a little push from a relative stranger.
Thanks for your kind words here too. I really appreciate it. Perhaps someday I’ll post some actual writing here.
Something that made you smile today?