Dear Robert Cormack,

I loved your article! Well, no wonder my true genius hasn’t been celebrated yet — it’s non-existent!

Either Oscar Wilde or George Bernard Shaw (sources vary) said, “If you want to tell the truth, you better make them laugh, or they’ll kill you.” Nobody likes the truth, do they? It’s a good thing that my parents & time have ground my ego down to a nubbins. At this point, at the ripe age of 54, (at times, I am very ripe indeed, like after I walk in the sun) I’d rather be a hard worker than an original thinker. Since I’m not an original thinker, it’s a good thing I’m a hard worker.

Truth, truth — you write the truth. Thank you.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

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