Shock of recognition
A Phillipino weblog "Bloody Blue Prince" writes nice things (in a post titled Aristahin Po Kami) about something I wrote. I'd forgotten this passage; reading it, I thought "that's kind of nice, and I agree with it" before I thought "oh, yes, that's me."
Don’t worry about those who disagree with you, and don’t take bad reviews to heart. The world is filled with caring and kindness, but thoughtless cruelty can and does cloud every writer’s spirit from time to time. Ideas matter, but name-calling doesn’t, and petulant critics wrap tomorrow’s virtual fish.