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A sad and thought provoking article for this time of year

Discussion in 'Personal' started by FrankWolley, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  2. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Why is it 'The letter you always wanted to write'?
     
  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    They publish one every week, I think. Aimed to be something you can't actually do (someone who's dead, or in this case, estranged or for some other reason).
     
  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I don't understand the rationale of it. Who would ever want to write a letter of that kind? I've always thought the Guardian was weird.
     
  5. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    And what about the content?

    Any thoughts?
     
  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Yes. I would never want to be in a position to have to write a letter like that because it would mean that my sister had destroyed herself.
     
  7. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Can we ever be that certain about someone else? That no-one we know & love won't go 'off the rails'?
     
  8. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Of course we can't but that's not the point.
     
  9. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Because it's a way of externalising what you are feeling and thinking and - perhaps - a vague hope that the recipient might get to read it.
     
  10. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    Actually I rather think it is - or at least one of them.
     
  11. anon8315

    anon8315 Established commenter

    It's impossible to know what to think. I found the letter difficult to read as it seemed to sentimentalise an issue or issues that were so serious it's impossible to bring emotion into it.
     
  12. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I don't think I would ever write a letter of that type.
    If I haven't been able to say things to people when I could have I just have to live with the regrets/consequences.
    I suppose some people might find it to be a form of comfort so I'm not dismissing the idea. It's just not for me
     
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