up until i read your book, i never had anyone from such a long distance cut me so deep. i bleed out + died; the renowned meaning of what love was suppose to be gave birth to me. it was like after years of going without glasses + i put the perfect prescription on for the first time. you gave me insight to the beauty of “self” + gave me wisdom from your pain. for this i am eternally grateful for you + your words. thank you.