Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
I have recovered from my very nasty cold, and I thank you for your concern and good wishes.
However, I do not feel "right". Someone (a sort of business associate, not a friend) criticized my editing. What he wrote is not true. I'm terribly hurt. No one has ever said such things to me. I'm so hurt that it's debilitating – don't want to leave the house, don't want to take the chance I'll be hurt again.
I sent an email back to this person and corrected him, politely and forcefully. He did not apologize. Said nothing about it. What he said was based on lies, apparently told to him by someone else, who refuses to back me up and tell the truth.
I'll get over it. I always get over these depressions. But it's hard right now, so I'm content to hide at home. I feel worthless. I have never accomplished anything.
I wonder if that person would have criticized me if he knew how hurt I would be? I wonder if he would have criticized me if he knew I did the work for free? Why was it necessary to be so unkind?
I'm going to watch Netflix Screaming, which some people think is called Netflix Streaming, but I know better.
Infinities of love,