Dear whoever may find this letter,
For a long time now I’ve wanted to throw a message in a bottle out to sea and wait. You know in the films and the TV programmes where they do things like that and it always seems so mystical and wonderful. I know it’s probably not as simple as that, nor is it as likely I’d get a response, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to try.
Whoever you are, whatever you do in life, I hope this letter finds you well. I wonder where it is you actually live, whether you live in a house by the sea or just happened to be there for the day, or perhaps you live in an apartment in a city or even don’t have a house at all.
We may be very similar or we may be very different and perhaps we’ll never know.
It’s a funny thing, not knowing. I hate to not know whether someone from my past is okay or whether their life is going the way they hope and sending a letter out in the world like this makes me wonder how I feel about maybe never knowing if this letter even reaches a human being. I certainly hope it doesn’t kill any animals in the process. I once left a book in New York, on a small brick wall a few hundred yards from Time Square, inside I left a note asking whoever found the book to contact me if they felt like it. I guess you could say that was similar to this. I never got a response from that though.
Do you ever think about the world far away from your own? Sometimes I think about all the bad things about living here, in England, the things that annoy me and make me upset and I wonder whether people in other places feel the same way. Some places I know they do, like Australia and the USA, but other places I have no idea what it’s like to live there; India, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, the list is endless. Though I don’t intend to ever travel to those locations I still wonder what it’s like living in them.
You might not even be from one of those countries, you could be from France or Ireland or maybe even further down the coast.
I want you to know that no matter who you are, no matter what you do, chances are you’re a wonderful human being who has lots of love to share and lots of people to share that love with. We all deserve to be happy. I hope this letter brings you a smile, no matter how randomly it has appeared in your life.
Don’t be a stranger, what a way to make friends!
Today’s theme was set by me and I asked the girls to write a letter they would send as a message in a bottle. Not too sure about this as the finished article, but ahh well, it’ll do, for now.