Dear Mum & Daddi,
As I age, I gain a clearer perception of you as people; a better understanding of the seriousness with which you undertook your role as parents; and a greater appreciation for the efforts you put into raising your children.
And now, as I sit writing this on the other side of the world from all I know, I am filled with wonder at the courage and the care you showed in your parenting: for I am here because of you.
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Things To Remember
There is an idiom that states: “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family”.
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Whereas other children climbed onto their father’s knee to be regaled with Alice’s adventures and other assigned age-appropriate reading material, I was given The Rise and Fall of the Human Empire – a lesson in the importance of being earnest.
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And in the act of naming me, demonstrated that he would always look upon me from a place of joy.
I am a daughter.
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Dear might war,
I am your older self. The self who can look back twenty-four years and see you as clearly as though you were stood by my side.
I am writing this letter as a creative writing exercise: a sort of test to see what I can come up with when given a fixed topic to write about.
I have started this letter several times already, as it didn’t seem right. I didn’t want to tell you too much as spoilers take away the joy of self discovery, but I also know that you promised never to lie to yourself about your experiences and your feelings – even if you hide them from others; so I have decided to speak to you about the things that matters.
Continue reading Letter to My 14-Year Old Self