Anonymous asked: A very long time ago, you made me promise to remember you as you were preparing to graduate. This is my attempt to make good on my word. Emily, you are one of the most eternal and endearing individuals I have ever known. You are witty, brave, selfless, and inspiring. But above all else, you are profound. Profound in your work. In your thoughts. In your soul. It has been among the greatest honors of my life to glimpse the depths of each. Thank you for being you. Please, never stop. Congrats -GAH!
You know, I thought about this message all day and couldn’t imagine at all who could have sent it — deciphering G.A.H. as initials and obsessing. Then it hit me.
And you know what else? I never wrote you back. I treasured your letter and wrote a response that started, “The first letter in a correspondence is like a first date: it’s all about presentation.” It ended ironically and mid-sentence: “The summer is beginning, the cold weather’s leaving and with it my ability to finish—”
I’ve always admired and respected you and I hope you’re doing well. I don’t know what you’re doing or where you are but maybe we can catch up sometime, by letter or something.