Welp, here I am, almost two weeks later with your next prompt/update. I’ll keep this short because I don’t wish to make this all about me.
For me, I’ve been doing a ton of work for my classes. I filmed an elaborate video for my first project in my German course (I’ll post a few links here in case you’re interested). My Epiphone Les Paul fell and broke on the shoot and I accidentally broke a borrowed work monitor the same day. It was a rough weekend. The walk with Christ is great too though. No recent brain paralysis from overthinking things with Christianity! So, yay! I am also blessed to have an amazing boss who lets me use his office to study for class; as well as amazing mentors that have guided me through my difficult areas in life so far.
Enough about me, today is super important for those who live in the United States. Today marks 19 years since the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York. 2,977 people died. Regardless of the number, as a Christian, fellow humans created in the image of God were killed. That doesn’t mean though that there is no consequence for sin. Justice was rightly served. Even if you don’t live in the United States, I want to use this day, this prompt, as a moment to reflect. Here is your prompt:
Write a letter to something or someone. However, this letter is specific. If you’re writing to someone, write to someone close to you that passed away. If you’re writing to something, write it to a moment in your life that changed you. Write these as a reflection, a way to cope, a way to remember. Whatever your reasoning, write it to them. This WILL get emotional and you may cry, and that is OKAY!!! Unsaid words you wish you could’ve said; your true feelings towards that situation that was unfair, bogus, etc. Make it as long or as short as you need.
I won’t be able to join you for this prompt, but I think if I am unable to join you, I will at least give you the stories I’ve read for my American Lit class to maybe give you some recommendations or inspiration!
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnby Mark Twain (Ch. 1-11); The Ghost Dance Songs and the Wounded Knee Massacre – “Flat Pipe is Telling Me”, “Father, have pity on me”, “The Crow Woman”; Nicholas Black Elk and John G. Neihardt – “Black Elk Speaks”; Under the Lion’s Paw by Hamlin Garland; The Other Two by Edith Wharton
Photo by: “New York City 9/11” by Zeeyolq Photography is licensed under CC BY 2.0