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14 years ago
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written any?

received any?

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i used to love writing letters, i haven't done any in a while. but usually my style is a more general letter, that at some point focuses on the amazing girl. as for receiving any, not so much. but we'll see. it's hard to find crazy romantic girls like that. at least for me.
 
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Trent
Never written any letters, more of just poems and thoughts. Written them because they help me to express and understand myself, but I have never delivered any of them. Never received any either. Most people are too afraid of the others reaction , myself included.
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14 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
ive got a binder in my car that has probably 30+ pages of poems, thoughts, creative writing type things. nothing clears my head like chillin in zimmerman park, or this bench on the bike trail over looking the river, and writing a few pages of whatever is troubling/worrying me. lots of love stuff. could really care less if the girls read it. actually had one read a few and thought they were awsome. im still think everything i write is crap, hate it when others read.
 
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dbrown
when i did the poetry thing i couldn't stand people reading it, esp if i was present. there was one exception to this, a good friend in hs who was also going through a lot of the same things as me, usually at the same time. actually we used to head up to the rims and just chill and write, then compare writing. i guess i just didn't like my writing much (this remains true even now) but i kept it because it was mine and it helped (or hurt) me at the time. that said i still have something like 30 pages of writing, just need to get around to getting rid of it.
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14 years ago
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> nothing clears my head like chillin in zimmerman park, or this bench on the bike trail over looking the river, and writing a few pages of whatever is troubling/worrying me.

:D

> just need to get around to getting rid of it.

huh? or do you mean posting it on ttf? ;o
 
14 years ago
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dbrown
trashing it.
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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lucas
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why?!

that's a terrible way to treat memorabilia.
 
14 years ago
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Trent
meh, sometimes its best to move on
 
14 years ago
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dbrown
props trent, you've got it right
lucas's avatar
14 years ago
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lucas
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there's a difference between moving on emotionally and moving on with possessions.

i can easily move on emotionally while still retaining immense amounts of memorabilia to trigger some awesome memories.

just because you throw away your shit doesn't mean that you'll move on emotionally. in fact, the fact that you have to throw it away shows that you're really having a hard time emotionally separating yourself form the issue.
 
14 years ago
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Trent
Yeah it happens sometimes. When you hold onto something, it feels as if your still hoping for the past to turn into what you want it to. And sometimes ditching stuff gives a feeling of completeness. Almost like when someone dies you go to their funeral to bury them and say your last goodbyes. Of course what happened will never go away, but it helps to give closure. Im not trying to speak for anyone, but that's just how I feel.
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14 years ago
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if i throw stuff away out of spite or resentment, then i'm just avoiding something

but if i learn to accept it, then i can keep it and have a great memory
 
14 years ago
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dbrown
i'm tossing it because i don't really like it. only one topic has really stuck with me.
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12 years ago
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Trent>>Almost like when someone dies you go to their funeral to bury them and say your last goodbyes. Of course what happened will never go away, but it helps to give closure.

If I try and bury something and walk away I feel that I am cheating myself of my full emotional reaction. I don't want closure, I want understanding. Besides, I don't want closure. I want my loves and my losses to always be close (but not a burden). Sometimes I write for my long dead grandmother.

I would hate to think that at the end of a relationship either romantically or my death that someone would tear up everything I gave them or that they gave me.

lucas>>it's hard to find crazy romantic girls like that. at least for me.

Word. I once met a german girl who corresponded with me for several years by hand written letters. But as far as my loves, I have never been with a girl who wrote me a love letter, much to my disappointment.

trent>>Never written any letters, more of just poems and thoughts.

I don't distinguish between poems, thoughts, and what we call love letters. I have never written a cliched letter of strict and unconditional praise but rather letters of rationality, passion, and at times obsession to nearly every girl that I have been involved with romantically.

trent>>Written them because they help me to express and understand myself, but I have never delivered any of them.

I always give my letters by hand or mail. It is all important to me that they are received and read even if (as happens most times) I am never privy to the full and honest reaction of the recipient.

Yes I write for my understanding, but I also write for her understanding of me (which is something I believe that is circumstance based. I mean, you have to get lucky to find the right moments of connection especially when getting to know someone in a new way for the first time).
 
12 years ago
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mikeschuld
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sounds like a few of you need to learn to man up to your past and tell it to leave without the help from the real world. Just because you have thrown away the ring, letter, picture, etc. does NOT mean you have disconnected yourself from the issue forever.

If your event memory is bad enough to lose after a while, too bad for you not having anything in life to learn from. I promise your emotions still remember things past, especially if you haven't really moved on.

Sounds like Freud would have a hayday hypnotizing you and analyzing all of your emotional instability from past events that you never came to terms with and simply pushed back in your mind.

*sigh*
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12 years ago
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Drunk by Myself
I wrote a crazy love letter to this chick when I realized she was pregnant.

It was pretty insane. When I write a love letter, it's not about poems, prose, or anything like that. It's about raw emotion. Passion and what not. When I sent a letter, some major event must have happened to make me write it. So I get it all out, and then I send it before I even get a chance to regret it. If they choose not to talk to me again, then they weren't worth it. I'll start scanning some stuff for you guys.
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12 years ago
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bluet
i like that attitude :)
Étrangère's avatar
12 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
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Étrangère's avatar
12 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
received*!
Fsmart's avatar
12 years ago
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Fsmart
E, what an indictment of the world... perhaps we put too much weight in physical letters, i have received some beautiful emails...
Étrangère's avatar
12 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> i have received some beautiful emails...

I'm glad :-) and to be fair, I've also had no shortage of those. But in this case I am specifically referring to physical letters, because the name of the thread is not "love e-mails" :-P

For me, the extra time (and money) involved with hand-written messages adds just that much more meaning.
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12 years ago
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nestor
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i was in a long distance relationship until february (~2 years)- we sent lots of love letters.

also a few hand-delivered ones (through the mail slot in the night...)
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12 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
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bluet's avatar
12 years ago
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bluet
i've never recieved a love letter :/
andyp's avatar
12 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
me either :(
asemisldkfj's avatar
12 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I exchanged some when I was like 15 years old. since then, nope.
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
My ex sent me a bunch while we were together; she moved to England and I dumped her because I'm an asshole.
Étrangère's avatar
12 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
hahaha
 
12 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
Love letters..mm..no. But I love reading/getting letters. Used to ask my gf to write me letters (many guys who hang out at #bsd know that she lives miles away from me and we see each other once in 6 months or so). She used to write me long letters (5 or 6 pages) before she got a job. She was living with her parents then. Now that she has a job, she hardly gets any time to write letters. I miss those letters. I miss her. :( Am gonna call her.
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12 years ago
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nestor
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did you write her back? :)
 
12 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
I didn't. I have crappy handwriting when using my mother tongue. Also, am not that good at writing.
Étrangère's avatar
12 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
wrote 4 last weekend :-)
Fsmart's avatar
12 years ago
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I wrote eight last month, but perhaps that is stretching the definition of 'love letters'. At least four count.

Response from primary recipient: coldness and distance. Response from a secondary recipient: positive and sweet.

Effectiveness of love letters comes into question. If one's love is not valued by the one it is given to, does it lose its value?
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12 years ago
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... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
> If one's love is not valued by the one it is given to, does it loose its value?

If that's the case, it's called "stalking".
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12 years ago
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Étrangère: Will you write me a love letter?

Also, I'm working on a book of poems for one of my friends. It's mostly raps and stuff, but there are a lot of sentimental things I write about that one chick I'm like in love with. Did you guys want to see some of that?
Fsmart's avatar
12 years ago
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phi >> If that's the case, it's called "stalking".

:P I consider myself immune from the stalking concern, I was out of the country last month.

Gatz, sure if you want to share. why not?
lucas's avatar
12 years ago
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lucas
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fs> If one's love is not valued by the one it is given to, does it loose [sic] its value?

of course not!
Étrangère's avatar
12 years ago
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Étrangère
I am not a robot...
> Étrangère: Will you write me a love letter?

Sorry, honey, but I think it'd be missing that little something extra.

> I'm working on a book of poems ... Did you guys want to see some of that?

Yeah!
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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lucas
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receiving love letters is burdensome.
asemisldkfj's avatar
8 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
because the love isn't reciprocated?
lucas's avatar
8 years ago
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lucas
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yes, that seems to be a common theme of most of the letters i've sent or received
phi_'s avatar
8 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Ditto, but I did end up writing this line for a friend who wanted to talk to an attractive girl on the bus... this is verbatim: "Cano tuam formam ut in meum animadvertas ... lol."