“Thank you very much for what was a supremely helpful point to focus on. It was very easy to talk to you and certainly did me good! I may be back if I decide after all to let go of that balloon (and perhaps start chasing a new one labelled “Shoe Shop” or “Writer”; I have started a short story about a shoe shop, which may be as close as I ever get! I will let you know how that goes, too.” .