I don't even know what to say. Is thank you enough? I don't think so but I'm in shock right now.
I knew from reading your work this afternoon that we are kindred spirits. But I didn't realize just how kindred we are.
I know the effort it takes to write a piece of this depth and length, I am beyond honored.
Your article The Difference Between Being Sad and Feeling Sad was deeply moving and really resonated with me and I've actually had 5 tabs of your stories open on my computer for a few hours now trying to get back to them, it's next on my list of things to do tonight.
Illumination is full of so many great writers with so much to offer, every article I read from them makes me a better person. I'm glad to have you onboard, it's a great community to write in and full of so many wonderful, generous, smart people. Welcome aboard and please keep writing, the world needs your story.
Thank you again for such a lovely tribute, it was a real shock but the nicest shock anyone could hope to get.