Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dear Friend...

Dear friend who I've known for nearly half of my life,

Remember those books? I still read them from time to time. I still think about you from time to time. Just wondering how you're doing. What you're up to. Why we don't talk anymore. Whether you have done that thing that you said you might do someday.

I learned a lot from you. About philosophy. Politics. Religion. People. Life.

It was you who sparked that drive in me to question things, to see the world differently, to always be searching for answers to questions that even others may shun me for thinking about.

It was that one book you sent me that changed my life. M. Scott Peck. Did you know that? Back then, I was at a turning point in my life. A choice I had to make. I picked up that book and read it over and over. I marked it up, put sticky notes on copious pages. You should see it... lol. I still have all those sticky notes in there.

Then I thought real hard about life...about my life. And I finally realized how good I had it. I didn't just realize it, I knew it. I felt it deep in my gut. How good I had it and how good I still have it to this day. I have been blessed. See, even today, even though we haven't had any connections in so long, you still impact me.

I was young back then. You knew more of life and of the world and of how it works. I didn't fully realize it then, but I know now that it was because of the hardships and struggles you've dealt with that enabled you to have that deeper understanding of the world and of people.

The knowledge that you gained from your life you passed on to me.

And because of that, I'm a happier person. I'm more free. I'm content. I know what's real and what's not.

Thank you.

I hope you read this, and I hope you see that you've made a difference.

I hope you're happy too. I hope you've found the courage. I really do.

6 comments:

Alex said...

What a beautiful, honest letter. Hope whoever it's meant for reads it!

Also, you haven't been on Scrib in a (kinda long) while, is that right? You planning on returning one day?

MyBeautifulMalcontent said...

Hi Alex,

Yeah, it's been a very long time since I've been on Scrib. I should go back. I really should. It'll probably motivate me to write again.

What about you? Still on there and writing?

Alex said...

Well... I'm on Scrib, yeah, but that doesn't mean I'm writing. :D 2012 has been such a crappy year for me, I haven't written more than 1,5k words the entire year (not counting the mess that was NaNo).

But I keep telling myself once I'm finished with my exams in about two weeks, I'll work on this idea I've had for a long time... we'll see how that works out. :P

MyBeautifulMalcontent said...

Sorry to hear about your 2012 not being so great. We all have those years when nothing seems right.

My 2012 was just okay.. nothing great, nothing horrible. I felt like a major bum though because I didn't really accomplish much. At the end of the year though, I started looking at some of my old writings and worked a little on revising, but other than that, nothing else. :/

Are you back in school? Good luck on your exams! Maybe today I'll log into Scrib.

Alex said...

Thanks! Yeah, I started college in October. It's been... interesting.

So did end up logging into Scrib? :D

MyBeautifulMalcontent said...

Hang in there with college. :)

And no, I didn't log into Scrib yet. :/ Ok, maybe this coming week sometime. lol