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Day 67 – Letters

I love writing letters.

I love receiving them.

To me they show that someone took the time to personally write out a part of their heart. They took the time to think of you, to write a note, to know your address, mail the note, and to open their heart to the possible pain of not getting the reply they desire, or not getting a reply at all.

One of my all time favorite letters is in the movie, Letters to Juliet. The one that “Juliet”, aka Sophie, writes to Claire…

“Dear Claire,

What and if are two words as nonthreatening as words can be. But put them together, side by side, and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life.

What if?

What if?

What if?

I don’t know how your story ended but if what you felt then was true love then it’s never too late. If it was true then, why wouldn’t it be true now? You only need the courage to follow your heart.

I don’t know what a love like Juliet’s feels like, a love to leave loved ones for, a love to cross oceans for, but I’d like to believe, if ever I were to feel it, that I’d have the courage to seize it. And Claire if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will.

All my love,

Juliet”

I hope you all learn the joy and art of writing letters.

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