Normally I keep off-list messages of thanks and praise to myself, tucked away in a folder on my hard drive that I revisit every few years, when times are especially tough and Townspeople are getting on my case about an unpopular opinion. I received such an off-list message minutes ago, however, as the clock struck midnight. Probably unbeknownst to the Townsperson who sent me this note, it is my birthday. Because it’s my birthday, I feel the right to share this note with you. Surely it reflects positively on each of you, but especially myself. This most meaningful note follows the jump. Thank you, Townsperson who will remain anonymous.
I have been lurking on Rock Town Hall for the last 3 years. Following a recent comment you made regarding your thoughts on the rock film Almost Famous I decided it was time I wrote you. I could I came to tell you how moved I was. We can all pretend to be cynical and scheming, but when we’re faced with…purity and innocence the cynical mask drops off and all that is best in us awakens. I wanted to thank you; you did me good.