A cyclist and friend, whom I deeply respect, left this in my inbox last night:
There are few other words that could mean more to me. It encourages me in so many ways.
Being called brave is the ultimate compliment. Living this way has been an evolving dance for me, can be misunderstood and very difficult. It is so uplifting when someone else sees, from afar, who I am.
Thank you. Thank you so much.