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Category Archives: Letters to E

Of friends and friendship

“Surround yourself with people who will only lift you higher” ~ Oprah Winfrey My dearest E.,  I felt compelled to write this because these people, your friends, will be one of the most important features in your life. Like family, friends occupy a special place in your heart. But there are many types of friends. […]

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Relax, take it easy

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes” ~ Etty Hillesum My dearest E., Let me share a brief folly of mine with you, a folly caused of my wanderings into unchartered regions- the information […]

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Being Ill

“I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worthwhile” ~ George Bernard Shaw My dearest E., There is no rest for the weary. Your father and I fell ill with the viral flu over the weekend. At first, the illness crept through us quietly and steadily, showing no physical signs of mutation, […]

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The auditions

“When you are modelling, you are creating a picture, a still life, perhaps something like a silent film. You convey emotion but you are only using your body” ~ Helena Christensen My dearest E., Your father and I, when you were born, had, and still do have, the highest hopes and dreams for you. You […]

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All apologies

“Sorry seems to be the hardest word” ~ Sir Elton John My dearest E., I’m sorry. And I don’t have a problem saying ‘sorry’ when it needs to be said. And why am I sorry? Because I have been busy at work. Because I had to leave you with your grandparents last night as I […]

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Bedtime Lullaby: You’ll Never Walk Alone

“Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone” ~ Rodgers & Hammerstein II My dearest E., “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is a song written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Little did they know at that time (in 1945) that this song would live on in the hearts […]

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Lullaby & Sweet Ditties

“The Lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint” ~ James Fenton My dearest E., Isn’t that the funniest thing you’ve ever heard? James Fenton must’ve had a fierce mother- even so, capable of the most tender emotions when it came to bedtime. Whatever the […]

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Fierce!

“He who defines duty for himself is his own master” ~ Dick Cheatham My dearest E., You are growing at an astounding rate. I want to tell you, “Stop, take a breather!” but you race along the path of Growth, learning as you go along, leaving Love and Compassion in your wake, picking up Intelligence, […]

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The funniest things

My dearest E., You do the funniest things. At 18 months, you’re energetic, lively and too bubbly for words. You speak in a cutesy voice. Methinks you have taken after your mother’s temperament. You are your mother’s daughter. Imitate, improvise, create. Seek to entertain. That is what you do. So tell me, my sweet, how […]

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Falling down

“When I’m not afraid to fail, I won’t. When I’m not afraid to fall down, falling down won’t feel like failure. I have fallen down enough to get more comfortable with it, to know how productive it can be, how necessary it is to growth. Still, when I sense the ground beneath me giving way, […]

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