I enjoyed my visit with you today tremendously. And to see all of you again at the bookstore--so many in one place! I had forgotten how much I feel myself when I am in your refreshing and comforting presence. Forgive me for neglecting our friendship for so long. I have missed to smell your pages, touch your illustrations, giggle and sigh with your turning moods. It is amazing and touching to me to see your authors' gem of creativity--the different ideas, as different as their personalities!--finally crowned on the shelf for me, and all other readers, to enjoy.
Nothing shall replace you!