colouring is sort of bad meh

when you were never great at school ages 5 and up and only middling at university and later in life people told you your writing is bad and then, then they published it and most people did’t know about it, and some people read it and said ‘meh’ but the one or two people, those people, those bright (as in shining, as in kind to say) souls respond and it’s like the abyss between the hills is a gentler sort of blue-green colour and your day carries on into the next quiet bit of work.