20 years ago you asked me to keep in touch.  herein lies my response.

i have been writing to you all along, please know this, first on paper, then email, and occasionally in now-scattered notebooks purchased in a dozen different countries.  admittedly i have sent some of these missives off to the wrong people—those who didn’t comprehend, or have the patience to decipher my handwriting.  but they were all intended for your vast power of appreciation, your welcoming curiosity, your forgiving generosity toward those of us with fatefully bad timing.   everything i have ever written has been for you.

please don’t stop reading.  c.