I was happily visiting and bookmarking the pages until I got to this part. I’m surprised and flattered that I got mentioned along with so many other great writers.
Then I actually cried a little. This month has been terrible for me and that’s why I like coming onto Medium, to read and write and away from the nonsense in real life. To come across a praise like this, my heart is really broken with gratitude.
Thank you so much for the mention. I’m going to selfishly print this part out and frame it!
PS: “Tien strolls in and quietly lays down a trail of gems” -> WOW, I didn’t know I do that. I was thinking more of “tip-toeing”, almost to the point of “sneaking”, because I’m never sure how my writing measures up to others. In fact, I didn’t even know how my writing measures up to so many others who write wonderful stories and essays.