I just got my first reference letter to submit with my admission package to film school this fall.
And I quote: "I found her grasp of the craft of writing to be first-rate and she has an original voice, a rarity among writers."
I'm a rarity. Which is similar, perhaps, to being "special" -- which, yes, people say of me only in association with making quotation marks with their fingers. We all gotta be something.