Roger: Thanks for the kind response. I appreciate our chats.
Dan: The thought that what I write would evoke anything in someone is a bit daunting ... but you say you love the feelings that do show up - so I thank you for your kindness.
Ken: I don't mean to push people away, it just seems to happen. But PLEASE KNOW THIS - I value our friendship greatly. You are a kindred spirit in many ways, and I recognize your desire to be a friend. I've just never known how to deal with true friendship. But I am trying. Also, believe me when I say I need you as much as you need me - after my recent losses, I need you even more. Our friendship deepened at Outward Bound, and I treasure that so very much.