Dear Professor Medlin,
Thank you for your e-mail and also thanks for remembering our unforgettable trip during my sabbatical leave at the University of New Mexico. I had a great time traveling with you and listening to your words of wisdom. I have always told my colleagues about the trip and how great it was to keep you company. I have always had respect for you and what you stood for and have looked up to you as a role model.
I do recall the conversation we had about religion and spirit and the effects they have on those who believe in their power. We shared our understanding of spiritual powers and how they shape humankind in various forms. I talked about Australian indigenous people and you told me about Native Americans and their belief system. We also talked about Islam and discussed Christianity. I remember I talked about my ancestors and their Islamic practices and power of healing through prayer.