Monday, February 21, 2011

Dear Journal

"It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity."
Dear Journal,

I don't write to you. I mean, I have you. And I write in you. But I don't write to you, have you ever noticed that? I just did today... I never say "my life" or "my brother", I say "our life", "our brother". Does that mean I'm a schizo? Haha, no... I think it's because I'm writing to my future self. The person that will be reading it in years to come. Sad that we'll never meet, Past Me and Future Me. And it's not like one day I'll just switch over. I'll morph into her, little by little, throughout the years, until one day I'm reading that same entry and I'll realize- I am her. Hm. Just a thought...

Talk to you later,
Present Fai

12 comments:

  1. Interesting. I actually do write to someone (I will never admit who!) but I guess a lot of other stuff I write is for future me. I hadn't thought of that.

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  2. yes, it's sad that we don't have to meet our past and future selves. because of this, i remembered the movie "the time traveler's wife" haha :)

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  3. You should go to futureme.org because you can actually email yourself letters. Then you would be writing to someone you will be meeting later. I've done it and it's trippy to send yourself a letter for a year from now.

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  4. I think I'd like to meet my future self. But I'm afraid I'd be disappointed. I don't know if my future self will live up to the expectations I have for her. :-/

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  5. i love this entry! you know you can make a blogger account private right? i have one and it's so fun to read something again... after years... i usually rant and for some reason i don't really like reading those so i skip! lol... what about you?

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  6. Good call.

    On my birthday I write a letter to my future birthday-self. Whether 60 year old Caleb or just next year, I always write instructions for what I expect to have accomplished!

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  7. I love your love your little letters! Their so cute and this entry is awesome!

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  8. I think I wrote to my journal. Not always in it. OR rather to the person who I thought would find it. And to the person who I hoped would find it.

    We are complex beings.

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