I don't really think we're "small" people, however. Though we all have our moments. ;)
I love this! Thanks for posting.

You know, I've been seeing a lot of articles and posts lately about "the teacher whose support made me the incredible person I am today" (maybe I'm paraphrasing) and I'm finding them terrifically depressing. It's nice to see another perspective represented.
I still have one blistering email an author (a kind of famous author) sent me over 12 years ago. I've not really forgotten nor forgiven. Not yet.