A Letter to a Friend – #WTFOW#6 Day 5 #Writebravely

Today is Day 5 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words and the prompt today is to write a letter.

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Dearest Friend! 

Surprised to hear from me? You might never have seen it coming, did you? I’ve been meaning to say this to you for a long time but could never bring myself up to spell it out. Do you remember the day you stepped into my life one winter morning, while I was drowning in despair and surrendering myself to a thousand broken dreams? I was unsure, a little scared and nervous, but somewhere within me, a little seed of hope was springing up at the thought of having you for a company.

We met as strangers and walked together with unsteady, uncertain steps into a world of thoughts, memories, reflections, and promises, that came and went with the gentle sway of the wind, bringing so many pleasant moments for me to cherish.

With time, I came to see the world in a new light. As we spent more and more time together, the greyness of my world gave way to light and I regained the exuberance, and positivity—things that I had lost somewhere along the way. During those early days, I used to wait with bated breath to be with you, so much so, that there came a time when we became inseparable! And how jealous that made everyone feel!

Over the past three years, the self-doubts have gradually gone, thanks to you! I cannot thank you enough for holding me ever so gently through the darkness and into the light…sometimes walking into the early hours of the day and sometimes walking into the sunset, watching daylight disappear behind the horizon.

You taught me that it is so much better to bleed on a piece of paper and feel lighter and see the bitterness fade into nothingness; you taught me how to venture into the world of dreams and coin words to form poems, you inspired me in endless ways to explore the quietest corners of my heart and soul and share them with strangers, to let go what is negative and hold onto the positive because that was the only way forward. I doubted then, but now, in hindsight, I know, how right you were!

Today, let me confess one more thing— if it weren’t for you, I’d never have had the strength to come this far, without you holding my hand through the most trying moments, over these past three years.

You know what, I feel happy and proud that you are with me today, and have now started dreaming of the many miles we shall cover together in the years to come. I’ve doubted you, my friend, and the thought of parting ways with you came not once or twice but a countless number of times. I am nothing without you…or maybe, I should say, I am you, sharing a bond of a lifetime, a promise for the future.

You—my blog! My Soultalk! You are and will always remain an inseparable part of my life!

Yours truly,

Esha

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#Writetribe #Writebravely #festivalofwords

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To read the other posts related to this theme, click here.

 My other posts for this festival:

A Treasure Forever – #WTFOW#6 Day 1 (Write about a treasure you have)

Resources I have – #WTFOW#6 Day 2 (Write about a resource you have/use)

A Village Called Zermatt – WTFOW#6 Day 3 (Write about a map and a place either                                                                                                                              real or virtual)

All in a Day’s Work – #WTFOW#6 Day 4 #Writebravely (Write about a day in your life or someone else’s life)

28 thoughts

  1. “You taught me that it is so much better to bleed on a piece of paper and feel lighter and see the bitterness fade into nothingness; you taught me how to venture into the world of dreams and coin words to form poems, you inspired me in endless ways to explore the quietest corners of my heart and soul and share them with strangers”

    I can relate to this so much! Beautifully put!

  2. That was a beautiful ode to a beautiful froend, your blog! The post had almost a poetic quality to it. The words and thoughts so heartfelt. I am so glad you found this wonderful friend and through this friend we became friends. Wish you loads of happy times with this dear friend of yours.

  3. As I was reading this letter, I was awestruck by your friend. And when the last line revealed that the friend is your blog, I re-read the post. I agree with you, our blogs are our true friends who have inspired, pushed and healed us and changed us as a person. Long live our blogs! 🙂

    1. Thank God for our blogs to have kept us sane and alive through the odds in our lives. I am so indebted to my blog for my very life at a time when the going was tough. I was going through a very rough patch then. It’s all history now, thanks to Soul Talk. Thank you, Shilpa— your words mean a lot to me!

  4. For the longest time I thought this would be a person. But it makes so much sense – our blogs become the repositories of the people we were and the people we are becoming. Lovely!

    1. Thank you so much, Shinjini. I feel my blog has given me that new lease of life in a way that any human would. I ascribe to it human attributes because I feel that’s how it has been a part of me, walking alongside as I have grown. Thank you for stopping by the blog. 🙂

  5. At first I thought you were talking to your first ever reader; but then it turned out to tbe the blog. Good one Esha! I can totally feel this one out with you as the blog for me was also a time out; away from a darkness that had entered my life. It was a lifeline that I needed desperately to haul myself out.

    1. Thanks Shalz! It is true…my blog became my soulmate and I named it SoulTalk for precisely that reason! At a time when I was going through my worst physically and mentally, writing on the blog made me heal. The blog was born on a cold winter morning and over the years it has given me a second lease of life! Every word I wrote is heartfelt!

  6. “You taught me that it is so much better to bleed on a piece of paper and feel lighter and see the bitterness fade into nothingness; you taught me how to venture into the world of dreams and coin words to form poems…”

    Reading this, I could relate. It was such a friend that brought me into blogging and helped me to heal…

  7. I was clueless about the friend as I moved along reading the post and the last line, the friend’s name, made me smile. We owe a lot to our blogs who have been a part of our life’s journey from the deepest gorges to the present elevation. Or is it our life? The distinction, as you have said, is visible no more. It is no longer a task or a work which needs effort. It flows out effortlessly taking us along in the stream of thoughts and words. Just like you, I have had thought many times of deleting it but never could. And, now I know it is hear to stay as long as I am here. Your letter is also my letter Esha 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback, Anamika. I wrote it on the spur of the moment. While writing I felt really emotional thinking of how the journey has been and how much I owe to my blog for keeping me sane through the craziest of times. I know our journeys and our equations with our blogs parallel each other. Thank God for the blogs…we are surviving and more than that, we are thriving, hai na? 🙂

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