“The unpayable debt that I owe to him was not ‘influence’ as it is ordinarily understood, but sheer encouragement. He was for long my only audience. Only from him did I ever get the idea that my ‘stuff’ could be more than a private hobby.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, on his friend, C.S. Lewis
So who fulfills this role in your life? Who encourages you in your art?
My list is pretty long, but includes many of you who I only know through the internet (for now). Thank you.