I Wrote A Letter
Missed Connections in Bloomington
I wrote you a letter.
I folded it and grabbed an envelope.
I held the letter in my left hand and the envelope in the right.
I stared at them a minute before putting them back on the table.
The letter was never sent.
In the letter I told you how much you mattered to me.
There was an explanation of how I never really believed in the heart as most people refer to it until I met you.
We were everywhere and nowhere all at once.
This letter was never sent because the impossibility of us deterred me.
Deep down I knew it wouldn’t make a difference.
Later, I knew that I would have the strength to tell you how I felt.
I knew that it was important that you heard it from me outside of the written page.
This letter is now nothing more than scraps amongst the debris of the lives of others.
I was hanging on to the letter in the same way I was hanging on to you.
Now that it’s gone, part of me hopes that I can let go of that feeling as well.
Flames have been extinguished, but embers remain.
Life is all about timing and mine was off from the start with you.
If you ever want me, you can have me.
If not, I’ll still love you in any way that you’re willing to accept.
Her Two Cents from the Missed Connections Chief Bottle-Finder:
Today our missed connections featured location is Bloomington, Indiana. Home to the original and largest campus of Indiana University, this small city was the site for the 1979 Academy Award winning moving Breaking Away (thank you Wikipedia, I’d be lost without you). This feed is generally quiet with occasional bursts of energy so it took several months to find three messages for today – but I think you’ll enjoy the unique qualities of each one.