I wanted to drop you a longer note to say thank you for such a great visit.
You are such a lovely thing and it is rare for me that I didn’t feel like I had to hide in my cave to recover from spending time with someone.
I know how hard you worked to make sure that I was happy and comfortable and I see it and I really appreciate that.
Plans over Christmas are always full of family. This year is no different.
Even though we have only a very small family, everyone lives in different places so everyone travels. This person flying in that day, this other person driving here then, those people going there, then this person coming also on that other day and etc.
Even just looking at the schedule is exhausting.
I have post-Christmas plane tickets in my grubby little …
I talked about our really lovely weekend date: I was keen to make it clear how well it went so you could better understand what followed.
So what happened next?
He wrote me an incredibly sweet and flattering thank you note the day after he got home.
“…there is a whole dimension between the conceptualised and the actual of someone but I only found reality better than I had thought. You are smart, funny,
I was right about him.
I was right to contact him in the first place. I was right to listen when he addressed my concerns about his situation. I was right to invite him to visit.
He is completely lovely.
I picked him up from the airport Friday night, his face lit up when he recognised me from my photos which is always a lovely thing (it is such a difficult thing for me, …