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