Received this very nice note from Jackie Katzenstein of Wild & Woolly, the great yarn store in Lexington, Mass., which is an example of one reason writers write. Six years ago, I gave Jackie a draft of my short story, "Endless Knots," because of her interest in literature and because her store is referred to in it. The story was published in 2007 by Global City Review--and then out of the blue on Mon of this week, I got this email, reprinted here with Jackie's permission:
In going through my papers, none of which I ever seem to be able to discard, I came across Endless Knots, which you had sent me in 2004 --- I loved rereading it -- still cannot throw it away -- and found your blog on Google... in the morass of boring stuff, it brightened my snow-dimmed day..
Thanks again -- will follow your blog (I am not a blog reader -- too many out there) with enthusiasm..may I put you on the email list? It's brief, but as entertaining as I can make it -- Thursday or Friday..a quasi-mini-blog some days..
Hope you are well..
Have a good 2010 Jackie K.