My dear, I am always glad to see you, no matter what shoes you wear... and I am glad also that you have much to be said. Your words have always inspired me. Whatever the road you are on, I will walk with you if you need me to. I have been away too long...and have missed your writing immensely!
So glad, Dixie, that you are back. Sometimes my own shoes can be pretty uncomfortable when a particular realization hits but I wear them in until the "pain" disappears and then I know that I have triumphed.