Strangely enough, my previous blog has been the object of very kind words and understanding from my good (and mostly new) friends, as well as defensive attitudes from others. Nobody is too busy to care for friends. In general, people are busy because they choose to be. As I told one of the friends who wrote a comment, all those who took the time to write are mostly writers who are more than busy with their professional as well as their personal lives! You can read their comments here.
Then I got an extra positive charge from Facebook. One former student posted a comment, together with a photo (I’ll try to insert it here). This started a chain: it was followed by another post by another former student, and more messages by email. They don’t realize how much those words help. Knowing that somehow I could do something for them and that I am still part of their lives and they remember me is extremely rewarding and it warms my heart and soul! See? I complain only when there is a reason for doing it.
Here it is (She is holding a story by Borges we read in class…):
Another student wrote (sorry – it is in Spanish):
Querida Martha, tus clases de literatura fueron extraordinarias para mi y me traen muy lindos recuerdos. Te estoy eternamente agradecida por todo lo que nos enseñaste. Feliz dia! Un abrazo, Natalia
This post, then, is to let those who really care know how much I appreciate their friendship and their constant support. No kvetching this time! I can appreciate the good (not positive, notice) things in life!
Now I can say THANK YOU!
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