Ian, this is the best piece I’ve read in a long time, and the kind of writing I wish I found more often on Medium.
I am grateful to you and Katherine for creating an opening for us to behold you.
Although you don’t explicitly reference him, I hear the wisdom that Stephen Jenkinson has carried in your words.
To be completely honest with you, I rarely ever read pieces with reading times longer than 10 minutes.
But once I started reading your story, I just couldn’t stop.
Great piece of writing. I can feel your emotions through your words and I empathize with you.