Writing 101 – Day 6: Be brief. You find a letter on a path. Write about how it makes you feel – and be brief.
One day, while going through some files, I came across a file labeled “JUNQUE WORTH SAVING”. In this file was an old, tattered, worn envelope. Upon opening it, I discovered a letter to me from my paternal grandfather, who died in January 2001. To understand the significance of this, you have to know my grandfather NEVER wrote me anything. Even my birthday cards were signed for him by my grandmother. As I read it, I was flooded with emotion and burst into tears. It is not important what he said – but I felt the love, support and encouragement in that letter. After I read it, I folded it up, and put it back. I have not read it again since that day, but there is a peace that comes from knowing that it is there if I ever want to be reaffirmed of his love for me.