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30 June 2006 @ 06:14 pm
note from the past  
just as i'm about to embark on new adventures, a funny little thing occurs.

in seventh grade, my english teacher ms. collins has us all write letters to ourselves ten years in the future. she says that in ten years, she will send them to us.

well, mine arrived in the mail the other day. i remembered writing it very clearly as i read it. most of the letter is just a list of who my friends were at the time and the things i liked. i'm awed by how NOT distant it seems. but it's cute. i'm not a different person, just an older me. not what i expected i'd find at the other end, but i can't say i'm unhappy with how it's going.

what a funny thing to happen though. and i have to love it.
 
 
Mood: surprisedsurprised
Music: Mount Eerie - I Hold Nothing
 
 
 
S0n of N00nbibble on June 30th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
hehe that's awesome.

hey i found this little tidbit out today and i thought you'd appreciate it:

apparently when ken wilber was going through his dark, poor period he copied every single alan watts book by hand to learn how to write.
Mellen: redabsentmammoth on July 1st, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
that's a great idea <3
xoriana on June 30th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
good lord, that was 10 years ago??? weren't we supposed to be "adults" by now, or something?
Mellenabsentmammoth on July 1st, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
yeah, i know! it was all some crazy trick, i'm still just a kid!
Shadowantisocial_shdw on July 1st, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
That's awesome that she did that. :)
TotoroJototorojo on July 1st, 2006 05:07 am (UTC)
I so wish we had done something like this at school. So much of my childhood is just a faded clutter of vague impressions. And that's OK I guess, but what I find really sad is that I don't remember who I was or how I thought.

I was talking to my dad the other day. My parents divorced when I was about 10 and he took it really badly. I remember spending a lot of time with him around that period, but I don't remember what I was thinking or to what extent I was consciously aware that he needed me. The events remain, but most of the thought processes have long since been overwritten. Or bypassed perhaps.
Ellen: zing!ezme9 on July 1st, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
So awesome. That was the best thing I've read all week.