Letter: Sadly … au revoir Derek Franz | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Sadly … au revoir Derek Franz

My heart is sad at the news of the demise of Derek Franz’s column.

There is a loss in this decision that goes deeper than the obvious one. Yes, Derek Franz is a good writer and good writing is becoming less and less prevalent in the news. But far more important is the loss of inspiration emanating from the freshness of expressed vulnerability.

When we are exposed to the authenticity of this our soul is nourished and we derive a boost of trust in these qualities in ourselves. Over time, we grow more brave in living from this center.

I have lived a long and rich life and I can attest to the immense value found in living life from the core of an authentic heart.

I anticipate a prolific writing career for Derek Franz and I shall follow its progress with great interest.

However, this newspaper has closed the window to the invigorating soul oxygen we experienced in Open Space.

For this I say, shame on you.

Michele Ermel

Glenwood Springs

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