Writing

One of *those* letters

In response to my Christmas letter, I received this from a college friend:

Your beautiful Christmas letter made me cry. I have always enjoyed your writing. I hope you are "doing something" with it.

Ahem.

I hope so, too.

(And yes, the note really included the quotation marks.)

Sometimes the best response is no response at all, right?

16 thoughts on “One of *those* letters”

  1. writing works in mysterious ways. no need to answer the implied question, but the compliment is accurate, however phrased. 🙂

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  2. Yes, sometimes the best response is no response at all. I always think remarks like that reveal a lot about the person who makes them.

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  3. This made me laugh out loud. I would say, you are definitely doing something with it (with or without the quotes).
    (((Songbird)))

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  4. Or, maybe she meant “DO something” (i.e. that book to write?) Funny, that was my first thought when I read her comment, as I assumed she knew about your blog etc. :c)

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  5. Ah, she is not aware of the blog, especially since my old blog contains a song about the time her kids gave LP head lice. But I did feel this minimized my sermon writing. And since she’s in a tradition that vehemently opposes ordination of women, that probably explains why.

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  6. You could always send a photo of the letter to the “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks!
    Oh, g-d, it HURT just to type in that title.

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