Hi Julia, you are very welcome. I understand your concern for getting negative responses or toxic comments from people. Yes, that happens occasionally. But you can’t be too sensitive to that if you want to be a writer. When I write a book or an article, I am quite aware that some people may not like what I have to say. But if I feel that it is something important for me to say, then I will say it nevertheless. It is impossible to please everybody. And if you are afraid that some people may get offended, then you will end up saying something not particularly meaningful. I always choose to speak honestly about an issue, knowing well that some people may be offended.

I am glad to hear that you are interested in joining my photography group. I have a group called “Wabi-sabi and Zen Aesthetics.” It is a popular group. I will add you next week, when I am back on Facebook.

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