Hello machiners…it’s me. I’ve been gone a long time. I know that these forums are for sharing art and ideas, but if I may take a moment of personal privilege here on my thread, I just want to say thank you. I’ve been gone a long time because my personal life fell completely apart. My fiancee left me, and I also have been estranged by both of my best friends of 10 years. I lost a good friend of mine to alcoholism, and fell into a depression the likes of which even I have never known. I fought with the idea of suicide for a long time, and am only recently fighting my way back. Rereading some of the comments, critiques, and compliments I have been given for my work on the site helped me tremendously. Remembering that I was a member of the Power Use Profiles helped me. Thinking back of the support and friendship I have found from many of you over the years helped me not feel so alone. So, even though we’ve never met, never shared a drink or shaken hands…thank you all. This is one of the most supportive communities I’ve ever been a part of…and I look forward to coming back and posting, chatting, and challenging all of you again when I am able to do so. Again, to all the creators and machines out there, thank you.
The One and Only
p.s.-I will return, if you all will still have me 😉