During the semester, we read your book Just Kids, and as we read your book we had multiple discussions through out our classes. While reading your book I couldn’t help but to find myself so inspired, especially in the way that you over came so much. You started from the bottom and continued to earn everything that you wanted. You had to work for it and you did so with Robert by your side.
There was one thing in particular that stood out to me from everything else. The way your wrote this book was very inspirational in a few different ways. For example, I love how extremely detailed you are about the life of a rock star and the obstacles, adventures and life lessons your encounter in your life. Not only do you embrace the lifestyle, you are able to express it to us through your book so vividly and detailed. Especially with the way you dealt with Robert and his issues, you continued to show your true love and affection for him which inspires me to find the good in people even if you have to spend time searching for it.
I guess it just touched me the way you cared for him because you never had kids together, but in the end you two remained close with one another until Robert died. I can only imagine what it was like to be in love with someone who passed away. The fact that you let all of his personal belongings go, shows me how in love you two were. Not being able to look at his belongings anymore after he passed shows that your love for him was unlike any you had for anyone else in my opinion. It’s hard letting some go that you truly care about. It will be hard to let you go Patti, but you have taught me a lot and showed me even more in your writing.
Thank you Patti Smith.