So I'm always a little amazed when an acquaintance calls up to say she stumbled across a piece of mine in a magazine and enjoyed it. It seems magical somehow that a piece I wrote in such solitude has made its way out into the busy, bustling world and has a life of its own, interacting with people that I have never met and probably never will.
The exhilaration I felt as I read her blog post amazed me. "Yes!" I kept thinking as Julie described the process of figuring out certain clues. "That's exactly what I was going for!" It felt as though Julie had crawled into my mind and was tracing each line of thought back to the source. I had left a trail of breadcrumbs and Julie found every one.
This feels like the equivalent for cryptics.
Thank you, Julie.