diversions: I Wrote This For You
I have no idea what the real story behind this blog is. It was sent to me by an old friend, who said it reminded her of me. The blog, is the online equivalent of scrawling a message for someone who left you on the inside of a paperback and then leaving it in a park, never knowing whether or not they’re going to see it, but hoping, wishing.
The heading of the blog reads:
I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it. They may think they get it, but they don’t. This is the sign you’ve been looking for. You were meant to read these words.
Then, each post couples a haunting photograph with a short message to the writers lost love. Messages, such as:
“I used to carve your name in trees, hoping you would find them. The internet has made this so much easier than it used to be. ”
“I leave clues everywhere. But you don’t see them. I’m hoping one day, someone will find this and show it to you.”
Another one I enjoyed:
“Remember when we used to fight over whose music we’d listen to in the car? I was too this and you were too that. And so we compromised and sat in the silence.
I haven’t heard that in a while.”
Never have I seen the ephemeral nature of the internet medium used so well to articulate loss. I hope the writer never winds up reuniting with his muse.
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