Thursday, February 28, 2013

Secret Admirer

"To the girl at the table near the back of the library:

I almost asked you what was wrong the first time I saw you crying. Then I saw the book you were reading, and realized that you were crying because of it. And I was interested, because I’d never read anything that moved me that much.

I checked out the book you were reading, and guess what? I cried - just a little - too. That’s how it started. Every time I go to the library, you’re almost always there, usually with a completely new book. Sometimes you smile, or laugh out loud, or cry again, and when you do, I check out the book you’re reading.

I wish you’d notice me, sitting a few tables away from you, reading the book you were reading a few days ago. I wish you’d smile at me. I don’t have the guts to talk to you. I’m afraid you won’t be anything at all like I imagine.

One of these days, I’ll work up the courage and ask you about what you’re reading. And maybe you’ll smile that gorgeous smile and tell me all about it, and then we’ll talk about all the books we've read. But until then, thank you for the book recommendations. I love them.


The boy a few tables away from yours"

(SOURCE- I've been obsessed with reading the letters on this site. If you have time, go check them out. So simple and sweet and powerful.)

I also love reading notes or texts or emails in books, passed between characters falling in love. There's something raw and honest reflected in them and I think they're a potent device to consider in our writing.



Lydia Sharp said...

I first saw this letter on Facebook and still love it every time I read it.

Stina said...

I'm definitely going to check them out. This was such a sweet post. :D

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sweet post. I hadn't heard of it. Thanks for sharing it.

DL Hammons said...

Awwwwwww!!! :)

Tara Tyler said...

that was so sweet!!
great start to the weekend! thanks!