OK, so my definition of “celeb” is…interestingly defined. But two things landed over the last coupe of days that cheered me.
I wrote a wee note to a historian who wrote a book that I thought was fantastic. Well researched, strongly argued, put Starkey to the sword, and so very very readable. So I told her that, and she wrote back.
And then I signed up for the Saltfishforty email list, which gives you the chance to leave a message. So I did, telling them how much I adore Bere and that their Orcadian music had made it to Alexandria, Va. I got a nice note back as well. Not a form, canned response, but one that actually showed that they’d taken the time to read the note and personalize the answer.
You know, it’s not much. But at a time where simple human kindness seems to be growing rarer and rarer, and at a time when I’m having a wee bit of a down spell, the two things were remarkably uplifting.
So what has a ‘celeb’ done to you that was nice and made you feel good?