Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Time Changes Things.

Lately I've been cleaning out my room since I'm moving out.  I keep all of my letters in a scrapbook, although some I've found recently in my drawers and window seats and will have to add in later.  In one of my drawers, I found a letter addressed to me.  It said: Do not open until October 14, 2007.  The letter was from someone I haven't talked to in a long time.  Well, it's a bit later than 2007, but I decided to read it anyways.

The letter said:

Dearest Emily,
I trust you not to open this letter before the written date. ;)
There are lots of things we can talk about now, in the future.  How old are you, fifteen?  By how?  Do you still write books?  Poems?  Do you own a rat?  Does "modeling" ring a bell?
Do you have a boyfriend, a crush?  Do you still go to _______ (my high school)?  These may be strange Q's, but by the time you read this 2 YEARS will have passed.  You'll be in high school!
There are always new adventures around every corner!

The letter made me smile.  It was apparently written in 2005, so I was thirteen years old at the time.  It shook me up a little to go back to that time in my life.  I was so different back then.  Everything was so different back then.  I have regrets, sorrows, triumphs, and a new perspective.  What's sad is the fact that I don't even remember the specific situation surrounding this letter.

Funny how so many things change as time passes.
Funny how everything is about to change.

1 comment:

  1. That is one reason why I love future letters - they are funny and kind of weird to read. I recently read a future letter to myself from 2005. I was all excited to read it because I thought it'd be all sentimental, but instead it was just my younger self telling my present self (very sternly, i might add) to behave!