Writing 101 | Day Fourteen: To Whom It May Concern
Prompt: Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there. Twist: Write the post in the form of a letter.
Book: The Portrait of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
“How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrible, and dreadful. But this picture will remain always young. It will never be older than this particular day of June. . . . If it were only the other way! If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that-for that-I would give everything! Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give! I would give my soul for that!”
Despite the years we’ve spent in such close proximity, I realize we’ve seldom had a heart to heart.
I’m sorry for neglecting you.
I see now that I’ve spent my youth pampering Body with massages, meals, and medicine… everything to afford her strength and healing and pleasure. And then I proceeded to invest in improving Mind, spending countless hours and absurd dollars for her betterment.
But I am ready to get to know you more. Not that I would be abandoning your sisters, but I know that they will not be around forever. But you, you have been patiently waiting by my side all these years, hoping that I would notice you. Because unlike the transient happiness Body and Mind have shown me, you offer deeper satisfaction- a genuine, lifelong, fulfilling joy. I realize that until I understand you more, I will never understand myself.
So tell me, Soul… what is it you thirst for?
Learning to love you-