I don't know how long I can keep this up, but decided to write a small note to myself every day and seal it in a little white envelope with the date on the back of it. I might write one to anyone, any day ...whatever I feel.
Then I am going to collect them for the year, orderely in a box, separated by the person's name I am writing to. At the end of the year, gather them together and give them to that person, myself included... and only open one a day--on the date it is written.
I think the idea came from writing comments to so many people on the blogs. It adds up, but its all dispersed, and how many of us go back to see what was written days or months back?
I want these to surprise me later next year, or surprise somone else.
At first I thought, just mail them out on the day I write them, because I was thinking my grandmother is about 87 this year, and what if... anyone at anytime might not be there next year on February 25 (today) to pass a bundle of little thoughts to.
It doesn't matter how old someone is today--people pass on, out of our lives. Some of them, well like a mother cat or dog you'd like to hold onto by the back of the neck and shake--just to keep them for your own self. But you got to let them go.
I had a sister die in a car crash one night, out celebrating her wedding anniversary. It came after lots of relatives, pillars of the family, old folks who hold things up in a young person's mind; they got sick, or died. Right, one after the other. Other things go too. So one never ever knows who we are talking to, or what is important, and why... I'm going to write my first letter(s) or notes now; and find a box, and then later, some little white envelopes.
Today I might write two, or three; just little thoughts. Like fragments of a poem. I don't know how good I will be at it, or how long I can keep it up. I've blogged for about six months... so now I know what a little note can mean. I've gotten from you all so many wonderful words, in my posts and in my email, and even on your individual blogs.
Maybe you would like to do this too. To someone, anyone... whoever is in your thoughts. It could be in a little book, to one person, each a small hand held gift of thought, sketches, whatever.Listen, your thoughts are there anyway, living in your mind; it takes a second to jot them down, put them in an envelope at night, with a name and a date on them... to someone. You are thinking of these things anyway. Save the thought and pass it on! Why not?