If not one person came, it's not a reflection of your worth. If someone came and complained about the pricing or the quality or the crack in the driveway outside, it's not a reflection of anything other than their own attitude.
If you feel like people are intruding into your bubble, remember that they may have come out of their own, just to have a glimpse of "cool". I put my hands on people everyday, and everyday I recognize how much of a "wreck" every soul seems to feel at times, me included.
Some of your most loved characters have masks, kind of like we all do. Put yours on and give knowledge to those that attend the sale. That was always your specialty.
THANKS to an old student I was reminded that when Robin took over for a presumed dead Bruce Wayne. One night he confessed to the old man that he couldn't do it anymore. He was NOT Bruce and could never be. Alfred reminded Dick that he was raised in the circus and this was all one big circus show. Being Batman is a PERFORMANCE and you have to treat it as such. Don't be Batman because that is impossible. But PLAYING the role of Batman you can do in your sleep because you watched him be Batman for years.
Alfred reminds Dick that his roots are show business and to think of his Batman not as a memorial but as a great role like Hamlet, to play it to your own personal strengths. As Dick reclaims the mantle the show must go on.
I can do this. I can put on the mask and get through it.