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Where you feel safe and protected

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when you need it the most

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Vulnerability

 Dearest

Aliza

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We always have such serious and honest conversations. Do people really talk the way we do?

Sometimes I find it hard to imagine that two people so different have bonded the way we have. I know we’re good friends, and I know we’ll always be, except maybe a few big fights in between because we both take life and each other too seriously and don’t know how not to. But, we’re better batchmates. We knew to be together, to have distance, to always kindly disagree and forcefully encourage and to set boundaries.

I want to thank you for being so vulnerable. I know you tried your best not to be. But you ended up being and you saw the vulnerability in the pictures and you tried your best even then to let me know that you wished to see a strength where you saw vulnerability and you were so honest about not wanting the overlap of vulnerability and strength. How your vulnerability is yours and yours alone and personal and private. 

Maybe it was trust or maybe it was my killer editing skills, we’re on this side and I think it turned out so well. 

I learned that there’s great strength in choosing not to be vulnerable. I learned that sometimes not showing the vulnerability can do more towards showing the strength of what one is vulnerable about. Sometimes it matters not what you’re vulnerable about, but who you’re vulnerable with.

I learned that we’re very strong people to have survived life with the seriousness we handle it with. With the seriousness life has asked of us.

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Your strong batchmate,

 Name

Sukh.

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Domeworld
Date
9/5/20
Subject
#$%^&*()
Dearest...
Witch siblings
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I owe you guys, I love you guys. <br /> I was catapulted into a different continent, a culture which I had only been told was *our culture* and I had seen from a far, it was alien. I'm sure you know how it feels in many ways. 'Adjustment' doesn't justify as a descriptive word for what happens after. <br /> The way you justify your own existence fractures and morphs in myriad ways in a tiny fraction of time. You cling to anything which offers the tiniest feeling of stability even if it's toxic. You start to dress different, you begin to try and talk different, you forget what made you inherently yourself - over and over again. That cycle of bullshit ended when you guys came into my life.<br /> You showed me what genuine friendship feels like again, what it feels to laugh over complete obsurdity, talk about anything and everything including Birkenstock sandals, and to cry in a space where one is safe. I can be my true self once again, and not just with you guys, I have my strengthened self again and I'll take it everywhere.<br /> Shared vulnerability means the world - anywhere in the world. Shared progress = icing on the friendship cake
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"When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain? " - "When the hurly-burly’s done, When the battle’s lost and won."