And yet, I get the feeling you'll take much more than that with you. How else could you have written such inspiring, poetic prose, and taken this reader (at least) on a journey I am not likely to experience. Not in this way, with all your brilliant references. Even if I were to travel to Empuries in a private jet.
It's always a pleasure to read your work, Ryan. But you have bested yourself with this powerful essay. Magnifique!
And thank you for referring to one of my stories. You've put me in mighty good company, sir.