If you are one of the goodnatured people who have written to me to express support for my writing, thank you! Writing has become such a significant part of my life largely because of the attention and generosity of kind readers like you. And if I can be said to visit dark places, then at least I’ve been fortunate enough to draw around me the best of friends and fellow travelers.
Also, if you are a member of The United States Armed Forces, or their colleagues with America’s friends abroad, thank you for safeguarding our key Freedoms of Speech and Press, without which any writer would be helpless.
Read and remember your poetry, keep kindness in your habits, and let your heart harbor forgiveness. As W.H. Auden once wrote, “We must love one another or die.”
Eric Robert Nolan