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  • WHAT can I say? There is either too much too say, or I'm lost for words. All I know is that I am honored, yet again. Utterly honored. I have never recieved such straight-out appreciation, and there are not enough "loves" and dedications and thank you's in the world to show MY appreciation.
    My immature freinds in town certainly don't bother to show appreciation and love. No time for appreciating at school, it's all fun and games and the everyday strugling with social interactions. I guess it's an adult thing to show that kind of open gratitude and love; It takes a heart that has gone through the blows of life to show such things openly. A heart with room for everybody.

    As most of you probably know, I'm somewhat still at the beginning of life's journey, and I'm glad to be able to pick up some "tips" on life from all of you. Thanks for the pearls of wisdom, San.
    I'll probably never meet any of you in person, unless some sheer miracle comes along, but I can feel I am part of each and every one of you just by reading your wonderous stories. I can feel that your memories are mine, and that we've known each other for years. That just implies that you are all AMAZING storytellers. Reading your stories is almost like training. I can prepare for life ahead while enjoying these hilarious, touching, comical, angry, crazy, sad, and informing pieces.

    I will read your stories and will want to respond to almost every one. Ideas keep crashing into my head, but very few actually make it to Cowbird. And for the ones that do, if nicely written, will be instantly rewarded with an inbox full of love. This is what makes cowbird so addictive. Everyone wants to be loved. And appreciated; as well as the writing they have worked hard on. Who ever knew writing could be addictive? Most kids look like they want to die when faced with a writing assignment! Non the less, Cowbird has exercised my writing skills dramatically, and made me more open to the world and armed with knowledge and ideas i've never had be-
    fore. Your stories teach me. They inspire me. They amaze me.

    The thing is, I used to climb trees alot more. Cowbird, as amazing as it is, has dragged me off those tree limbs and to the computer. This inspiring storytelling website exercises my writing skills immensly, but has deprived me of exercising my muscels. As Mary Tait says, Cowbird slowly pushes my other projects out of the nest.

    Cowbird is like chocolate. To much is not good for you, but just the right amount will not give you a belly ach and infact is good for you.
    Cowbird has some truly extraordinry writers, the poetic Wu, the hearty San, the wise Ray, the fun Clem, the informing Geoff, the inspiring Alex, the thoughtful Mary, the amazing Hawkeye, and many, many more. It has opened my mind to new ideas. I have made friends in this virtual world, and am touched to the heart by the love and appreciation I am getting. I try my best to do the same in return. But there are times where we start to cross the line; the clock ticks on and we are still sitting at our computers, depriving ourselves from time with loved ones, time for other projects, and time with the outdoors. Cowbird is amazing. But we must remember to unplug.

    And so, bye for now. I'm off to climb a tree.
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