PROMPTuesday #173: Found

 

Have you ever organized your desk, scoured the attic, or browsed garage boxes and found old letters from lovers, high school friends, or…yourself? Encased in dust, scourged by yellow, or just plain unread for years?

 

I did recently, and was amazed at how so much — and so little, really — has changed. In a recent bureau drawer cleanse, I discovered 1989 letters I wrote my mom from college, and the trademark insecurity, flippantness, and introspection is there; as are a girl’s words spoken into the world unfolding in front of her.

 

Eye-opening, sobering, amazing, centering, and bittersweeting.

 

Meanwhile, would you share one of your “found” letters here? It could be from someone else (bonus points for juiciness) or from YOU to someone you love/d, hate/d, admired, cherished, dumped, believed, married, broke.

 

Please post your letter (bonus bonus points for pictures AND explanation) in your blog and leave a link in the comments here.

 

First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about it here. Want to see what’s been written in the past? Catch up on the PROMPTuesdays archive here.

 

P.S. I’ll be back here tomorrow to expand/expound/post the letter I wrote as shown above.

 

5 Responses to “PROMPTuesday #173: Found”

  1. tinsenpup Says:

    I see from that letter that not much has changed with regards to your dad. ;)

    I had another stab. I’m too tired to tell if it’s awful. Hopefully not. :)
    http://tinsenpup.blogspot.com/2011/11/promtuesday-letters.html

  2. Mama Mary Says:

    OOH, this is a good one! I have umpteen million old letters. Just don’t know where they are all hiding. : ) If I can dig one up I’m def participating. P.S. love that pic of you!

  3. Aunt Snow Says:

    Oh, this is danger, danger, danger!!

    I recently guest-posted at Jen on the Edge about something like this:

    http://jenontheedge.com/2011/10/27/the-half-life-of-a-buried-past/

    It’s so dangerous I didn’t even post it on my own blog, nor link to it! (I may, but I have to rewrite it some).

  4. Deborah Says:

    Okay, I had to wait until the weekend to dig out my letters but here is my submission:

    http://peaks-valleys.blogspot.com/2011/12/memories-of-romance.html

    Thanks for the idea!

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