Yes. I read it as a suicide note. It was the words "Goodbye" that alarmed me. Lets hope that it is more towards the hare quote from ISWM and as Jan and Tony said more an affirmation about coming "through the fire". (HOW can you two NOT have devoured ISWM already???)
Welcome to the site Susan. There are alot of people here on the forum who are going through, or have been through life threatening illnesses or times of despair, pain and troubles.
The people on this forum are a hardy lot, but moreso they are a very supportive group of people too. Amazingly so.
If you don't feel up to voicing your fears openly in the forum please feel free to send a personal message to one of us if you just need an ear to listen. Pain can be a terrible thing to bear alone and as you will find quickly you aren't alone on this forum.
Or join in the crazier parts of the forum... a good laugh can divert your mind for a time and a good laugh is as good as any medicine can get when you are down. (Its hard to stay down with these nutcases on your back)
Soooooooooooo... post again if only to let us know you are okay. (We worry)
Or at the very least, tell us something about yourself. You have summed Terry's writing up very nicely.... he's an amazing observer of the lurks and quirks of everyday life huh. Hard to find a writer to match him. No idea why they knighted him.... he should be put in the stocks for ruining lesser writers for us avid readers.
Where are you from? What do you like to do? More information Susan. Tell us about your art. (There are some AMAZING artists here.... ones that use pencils, paints, computers, and cameras)
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