I rarely, and I do mean rarely write anything on the internet. I am a Philistine who prefers to stay out of the harsh glow of the message boards.
That being said, I had to write and thank you for the lovely piece(s) you shared with the world. Your plea for kindness and tolerance was heard. I promise to be that oasis of warmth and encouragement in stressful and trying circumstances for people of a certain size. I travel and great deal and never really thought about your feelings and the anxiety you face. Horrible.
I sincerely wish you all the very best and send my heartfelt admiration for your courage. Big hug, P