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Day 54 – Voices from the past

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More spring-cleaning today, because I think throwing out ‘junk’ is therapeutic. It’s amazing how much stuff I can do without – or at least, I think I can. Heh. I’m trying not to delve too much into the quality (or lack thereof) of my decisions these days.

Am very glad I kept some of the letters and cards from back when people still sent handwritten letters by snail mail (and a few by hand – because they couldn’t say what they wanted in person, heh). While I only managed to glance through a handful of letters and cards, and many of them were written about 15 years ago, the words reached out to me in the now – almost as if they knew. And I couldn’t help but smile, and I was greatly comforted.

You could say my problems have never left me. Or, it is more likely the case that everyone has to deal with the same issues at some point, or several points in their lives, albeit to varying degrees.

And then there were the photos.

Speaking of which, what in the world possessed me to match a too-big long-sleeved blouse with a long shapeless skirt and chunky loafers when I first started working??? Facepalm.


Circa early 1995:

“Never thought I’d say this either but I’m feeling very lonely here. I miss all of you guys…. I have to sound depressing but I really don’t know how I’m going to make it through the next 4.5 months…. From now on I think I’ll try to enjoy life more. I’m beginning to realise what’s important in life – precious friends like you, family and people you love.”

You know what? I don’t think I’ve ever asked, really seriously asked, what’s important to me.

Written by The Intimate Stranger

December 7th, 2010 at 1:18 am

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  1. Bohemian style, ma… ;-)

    *hugs doljie*


    8 Dec 10 at 8.46 pm

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