First of all...I want to excuse myself. In order to adress this letter to you I have to use your beautiful language and the gentle reader will of course notice that it´s not my native tongue. I will make mistakes for which I´m sorry and I hope I won´t embarrass myself "too" much. But I want to do this despite the chance of making an idiot of myself.
I am aware that you will probably never read this for there are too many people who want to adress you with their thoughts but I do it anyway.
I just wanted to express my great gratitude for your work, your voice, your writings, your openness to your fans and your charming character.
I myself am just a small writer (not even a published one) but I always felt a strange connection to artists like you. Those who have overcome or are fighting with the ups and downs of a psychological disorder and still found a way to express themselves....going out there and doing it. Not bend down by their own fear of rejection from the public. I admire your strengh and your courage for I am not a great light in both departments but I guess I still have time.
I read a few of your books (not all of them I have to admit) and watched you on stage and I have to say
I admire your presence there (I couldn´t stand to be up there.....the bloodpressure would surely kill me).
You walk the stage with the grace of a hero who may have been defeated a few times in battle but still stands tall, proud, fair and beautiful nonetheless.
I wish I could express my gratitude in better words but this sorry excuse will have to do.
So I guess there is nothing much to say except "Thank you". You inspired me and helped me through a rough time with your outstanding work.
*takes a bow and leaves*
P.S. If this is in any way crossing the line I hope it gets deleted by a moderator before someone is offended. I just wanted to get this off my chest.