As an artist I try to create emotional responses through abstruct paintings. Sometimes an element of pain or hurt I felt is represented on canvas and the pain or hurt is then gone from inside me forever, but remains for ever on the canvas and I hope is felt and understood by the viewer.
I wish I could do the same with the written word so that I could really make myself understood to the reader. But I cant!. The same was true when I started painting, what I painted was oftern poor but because I was always encouraged by people who never mocked my terrible efforts but concentrated on the positives I developed emotionally as well as an artist.
I think the same is true of many on this forum they have been hurt by the W.T. and they use that hurt to encourage people. And it doesnt really matter to them what the person who posts now belives they are accepted. This is so far removed from the conditional love that I have been involved with over the years.
I hope to share my W.T. experience soon. The story is good the writting will be poor. I also suspect there are many out there who read the posts but dont contribute because they are at a fragile time in there lifes and there story can be to personal to share with strangers for many reasons. In my exsperience I would say just introducing yourself with a "HI" is a good begginning. Then I read the previouse posts of those that welcomed me. Michael