Member Rara Avis
I've tried, albeit humbly and most ineptly, to thank you in poetic verse, and I'm not sure you've seen that.
Sunshine, I've been terribly remiss of late with my posting and responding, and I humbly apologize. Being busy is no excuse - we're all busy people! But rest assured that I have seen your poetic accolades (and those of others, too!) and very much appreciate them. Indeed, the words you recently penned in the Prose forum pulled strongly on those heartstrings you enjoy strumming, actually bringing tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat. Others have expressed similar sentiments, but few have done it so poignantly.
To be honest, it's sometimes difficult to respond to such praise without either blushing or sounding self-serving. It's more than difficult - it's impossible - to respond without feeling like a fraud. In truth, I've done so very little. It's people like Poet deVine, Nan, Balladeer, Doreen, Emmy, Craig, Tim, JP, Izzy, Red/Jen, Alwye, Ali, Elvira, Lucie, Ruth, Sy, Denise, Long John, Toerag, Christopher, Miriam, Michael, Severn, Caroline, RainbowGirl, Scott, Lenny, Walt, Andrew, Rosemary, Elizabeth, Ladycat & Darquewing, WildChild, Tara, Wolfgang, Colin, Sue, Brad, Gloria, Ryan, Phillip, Roxane, Julie, Majere/Laura, jfreak, Alain, Ed, Saxoness/Angel, Artur, Faye, one voice, Boomtown - and you, Sunshine - that have made this place what is has become. (My memory must be slipping; I seem to have left out about 1020 othersÖ)
It's gratifying, Sunshine, to know you've received so much from our community home. It quite literally sends a chill up my spine every time someone writes that Passions (or is it PiP?) has made a difference in their lives. It just plain feels good. But you also have to know that for everything you've received from Passions, you've given back ten-fold. Your compassionate and caring heart has made a difference within these digital walls, and I think I can speak for everyone when I say we're every bit as thankful as you that you found your way here.