Category: Letters to E

Sophea T. Amari

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 …

Sophea T. Amari

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, …

Sophea T. Amari

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 …

Sophea T. Amari

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 …

Sophea T. Amari

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, …

Sophea T. Amari

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 …

Sophea T. Amari

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, …