An email from a lovely young girl that I had the pleasure to meet at the theatre, and who I mentioned in my last post.

Dear Russell,

I hope you don’t mind me saying what I’m about to in this email but I’ll find it hard not to. Your ‘A Conversation’ part of your blog actually made me cry. From being an athletic and agile individual to having limited to no movement is hard hitting and must be incredibly difficult- and for that I am truly sorry.

Losing friends and family over something that is not only out of your control but also a life changing burden on your life is beyond upsetting and wrong and is making me emotional just writing it. I hope for certain that your children do try with you and don’t turn a blind eye.

Like you say, it’s incredibly easy for anyone not in your situation to be dismissive of it (in no way does that make it ok- absolutely not) but people are naive and when it doesn’t effect them, they try to ignore its existence, to make them feel better, which I know you’ve put in your blog. That is a very very sad reality, but Russell, what I love about this life, is that there are so many amazing things that happen, that make the bad all worth it. I hope you find this too:) I understand my comment there may seem naive in the grand scope of what your reality is, but I hope you find it true. Your wonderful and beautiful PA Linda is a single reason to smile alone, what’s fabulous lady! You two are quite the pair and I really enjoyed meeting the both of you last night at the Pinter! I hope you come again to see some more wonderful shows:)

It was a pleasure Russell. I wish you all the best and I hope that that 94 bus driver gets his Karma quick! – what a twat.

All the best,

Brittany x

P.S. Thank you so much for your kind and generous words about me in your blog. It means a lot and warms my heart knowing that I’ve done right in my job! I am also so glad that you enjoyed the play so much… isn’t theatre just wonderful!

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