Maybe the thought of all of us standing guard around your room, waiting to give you care and encouragement as the men here have done, might be a way to feel safer.

The guys think most highly of you and are aware of how you have encouraged us all upon those occaions of our fear and feelings of dread.

If you can, think of us as a phalanx of strength and support upon which you can rest, knowing that we will protect you from those demons which would otherwise take you away.

For you have to know that you have real love here, for what you do, and for what you want to be, and for whom you already are.

Know, Leosha, that we depend on you as much as you depend on us.

Wishing you Peace for the New Year, and rest of the most refreshing.


"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
George Eliot