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26 September 2013

An Anonymous Letter

Sometimes, I think I run across a few more anonymous letters than the average person might expect to. I'm guessing it's because I lead an unusually exciting life.

This new anonymous letter is a little different from my last experience with Mr. Anonymous. Yesterday, we went downtown to explore because there's currently an art festival going on which means that there are random bits of interesting art and sculpture all over the downtown area.

I went to the bathroom, as I tend to do, and was slightly startled to find this envelope perched on top of the soap dispenser:


Now, I'm not really one to question such an address. I like mail, and there were no other "yous" in the bathroom, so I figured I might as well take it. Once outside the bathroom, I showed the mysterious envelope to Angel and he opened it right away.

Turns out, this is part of a random love letter project that is one entry into the art festival that is going on (our art festival is known for its broad acceptance of what qualifies as art--basically, it could be anything from a puppet show to a makeshift village to a stained glass window to a gigantic metal pig).


Honestly, the wording seems a little bit flowery to me. Not even at the heights of pre-marriage amorous bliss would I have written Angel such a lovey-dovey epistle. My practical nature and my slightly toughened heart are a bit uncomfortable with such a passionate declaration of affection...and yet there's a big part of me that thinks it's pretty cool that I was the one who happened to stumble across this random little anonymous love letter.

The letter made me smile, and I think that's the mission it was intended to accomplish.

Have you ever come across an anonymous letter, for good or for evil? Have you written one?

19 comments :

  1. wow. thats awesome! i've written plenty of anom letters for my town, but never gotten one :P

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  2. What a cool art project. It has done what it was supposed to. Made you think.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. What a fun idea! I've never came across an anonymous letter before. I've never written anything that flowery either! Haha

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  4. I think that's the best, most fabulous way to tell people that they are cherished, valued and loved. Hooray!! (even if it came from a total stranger)

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  5. Wow that is beautiful! The language is a little too flowery for my preference too (I recently wrote a post to my husband about how difficult I find to express such lovey dovey words) but still, I think the emotion conveyed is beautiful! What a lovely idea - random love letter project hmm..

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  6. That is so cool! I have never found an anonymous letter before but it sounds exciting! I think that is a lovely idea to have a random love letter project!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  7. That is really really cool!! I have never found an anonymous letter before. I would love to though!

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  8. Rachel I am a big sentimental softie... so this sweet story... brought me tears of gratitude... that there are people out there... putting out the good. Thank you for sharing a story I found both lovely and enchanting.

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  9. Awww what a nice idea. Thx for sharing such a sweet story Rachel.

    Have a lovely day.
    Lenya

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  10. This is a really cool project, and it's so special that you were the one to find it!

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  11. This is a really cool project, and it's so special that you were the one to find it!

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  12. That's kind of different and fun :) Haha I would totally take it too just to see what was inside. I could totally write those words about my Hubby - we're cheesy in love ;) lol but Idk about a complete stranger...
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  13. That's so neat that was an art piece! That would totally make my day. And you have found others previously?! You do live an exciting life :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  14. i have not run across an anonymous letter. However, I did once read a book and then leave it on public transport with a note that said "I like it, I hope you do too"...does that count?

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  15. That is pretty cool, though I agree with the flowery language - somebody definitely has a poetic spirit that beats mine like a sledge hammer! Such a fun project though!

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  16. Haha, that's pretty cool that you're the one who happened upon the letter! And yeah, I totally agree with you on the language. Way too sappy!

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  17. Uh, yeah, that's definitely too flowery. It would definitely get an eye roll and scoff from me!

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  18. That is so cool! You do lead an interesting life! :)

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  19. This just made me wonder if my writing ever creeps out whoever reads my letters haha! But, I'm glad you at least got a smile out of it!

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