Reader Response–Simultagnosia

I received this wonderful response to my story Ernest Street to Willow Branch Park (Simultagnosia) from Sue Aldridge in Silicon Valley:

“I just have to share with you how your story rescued me from so much fear that had set in and basically paralyzed me yesterday morning. I had spent the troubled night before researching Simultagnosia, so worried that I had the symptoms….(granted, not anything as serious as what I had read on the internet), but nevertheless very worried about the similarities I did find, and their possible link to Alzheimers, which runs in my family.

“Without going into unnecessary detail, when I woke in the morning, I immediately got on the internet again, knowing I would be scaring myself to death once more with my self-diagnosis, yet unable to resist finding out more. What I brought up was your story…it was so beautiful and so powerful, that at 7:30 in the morning, still groggy from not a good night’s sleep, I read the last line….”This morning, the door thrown open, there is nothing to be afraid of and everything to find out.” Your words were like a poultice that drew all the fear out of me and helped me to settle down and approach my problem with clarity and calm.

“I just want to thank you for that beautiful piece of writing that brought to me just what I needed. I think it is important to let people know when they touch you deeply.”

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