A Letter To You

Hi. How are you? I know it’s been awhile and a lot has happened since last we spoke with any regularity. Life happens, people lose touch for periods of time, then, if they’re lucky, life finds a way to bring them back together again. But if life does not, well, hopefully everyone involved is grateful for the time had together, stories shared, memories created.


While I’ve been away I want you to know that I’ve thought about you a lot. I’ve even watched from afar some of the struggles, celebrated the joys, and tried to find the right words (or silly memes) if I thought it might help. Just know I’ve never stopped being on your side. I need you to know that at least one person was and will always be pulling for you. 

God knows we could all use someone to remind us that they’re pulling for us from time to time. Especially in the year of our Lord 2020. That you’ve survived this year is a testament to you. Go on with your bad self. 

Mostly I wrote this to you to tell you that I see you. I know there are some serious struggles, immeasurable pain, and even some overwhelming joy going on in your life and the lives of your most important people. I also wrote to tell you thank you for not giving up all those times you thought we wouldn’t notice you not being here. 

2020 is almost over. A certain orange stain is almost moved out of DC. There is finally hope for the end of this pandemic. And you’re still here. That is my jam!

And fret not. I am still the same cantankerous asshole you’ve always known. 

I just miss you and need you to know you mean more to me than you probably realize. 

Happy holidays
          &
All the love in the world

-R

 

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