Dear Mr. Lonelyhearts...
You don't know me.
And the name they gave me has no meaning now.
My legal name, like yours, is now Julius Desmond...and I am a great admirer of your work.
In fact, I would go so far as to say that I am your most devoted and passionate fan.
I wouldn't say "fanatic".
No, that's not a word I'd use, because that word might imply some "imbalance" on my part, some irrational streak, something dangerous in my character...and I don't want you to feel like you're in any danger.