Dear Me


By Anonymous

(Originally published 12.22.16)

You will fall in love with words and writing, and in the process, you’ll hear this a lot: “Don’t write like a victim.”

Don’t listen! Don’t let anyone else tell you how to express your truth.

Someday soon you will come to realize that things will happen that are outside of your control, and some of those things will be painful. Yet, somehow you will make it through, I promise.

I’ve written this because I love you so much, and I don’t want you to ever forget that.


Your future self

11 thoughts on “Dear Me

  1. Well said! Confessional poets and writers, Anne Sexton, John Berryman, Macha Rosenthal and others expressed their truth in powerful ways. If this is writing like a victim, I say have at it.

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  2. How can a universe which follows physical laws be arbitrary? The laws may sometimes work against us and we may sometimes be in the wrong spot at the wrong time, but that just makes us unlucky.


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