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RE: Samuel: An Illustrated Story

in #story3 years ago

My dearest friend,

It’s 11 o’clock here and I’m about to sleep. I am in bed with my tablet, and just finished reading your beautiful short story. I am going to bed with Samuel in my thoughts. He left for the the place beyond all dreams in poverty, that may be. But with dignity. He was finally in charge, he was not alone anymore. He found the trees, the forest, oh ... the forest! A safe haven for everyone!

Your characters never fail to make an impression on me :)

With much admiration and love,
From across the ocean.
Your Brazilian Friend ❤️

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Thank you, my dear friend,
You know I thought of you as I "got into " Samuel's head and tried to show his motivation. The character was one I've been working on for a while, but couldn't provide a clear thread to the event the led to his ultimate decision. Then I was in the store with my son last week and saw a birthday cake. That was it. The birthday cake would be a trigger. I wondered, as I wove the cake into Samuel's journey, what
you (with your training and insight) would think of that trigger. I'm so glad it worked.

Isn't it funny, how the mind puts bits and pieces together, even when we're not trying?

I just checked your blog and see that you have a new post up. A treat, waiting for me (when I'm fully awake and have had my first cup of coffee 😄).

Thanks so much for reading and for your kind comments. These are the things that anchor me to Steemit. I love to create, but without this human connection, creating would seem like an empty exercise.

Have the most wonderful day, dear friend.

With great affection and respect,
Your New York friend,
AG

Samuel is beautiful. My Gosh, how long he waited to finally have the cake! I do have things in common with him you know 😊 including making friends with a squirrel! In case you are wondering. Yep, that was not when I was a kid, that was during my adult years. When I was a child I thought I could hear the stars 😂

I forgot to mention how stunning the artwork you produced to illustrate his journey is. It is difficult to pick a single image out of them all. But, I was particularly touched by the one he is under the willow <3

It is possible you could hear stars, and lost the ability with adulthood :)
Some of my best friends have been animals 🐾--although never a squirrel. 😊
I'm so pleased you liked my simple pictures. My favorite is the last, also.
Thank you for your kind comments and for your support. Means the world.
Love,
AG

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