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Dear Adult Me,

Am I still as awkward as I am/was at 16…finally on the cusp of 17? I think I would be since, after all, people can’t change that much.

Oh, what about my relationship with Z, how did that go? It’s alright if you can’t spare the details, I don’t think I want them anyway. Everything always seems better with a surprise.

How did college go? Did I ever find the chance to explore New York the way I wanted, what about my job? Have I risen to the top the way I dream? Oh…can I finally draw? God, I hope so!

Enough questions, I’m sure I still plague myself with them day in and day out, I don’t need more…adult or not.

One more thing though…did I ever manage to have children?

As you can read, I have nothing but questions but think a bit…what can you have but questions if you are talking to someone in the future? They already know your experiences, so there can be no philosophical sayings. They already know your situations, so there can be no hidden messages. They already know your options, so there can be no hints and tips slyly slid into the conversation…what exactly can there be?

Hmmm, something to ponder another day…for now, I will sign off. However, not before saying something I know I will need, no matter the age.

You are beautiful, courageous, and powerful. Your talents, while developing, cannot be matched by anyone. Let no one tell you what you can or cannot be. I don’t know what age you’ll read this at, whether 25 or 55 but know you can accomplish anything you desire. No one can stop you, no one at all. Be strong, swift, and sure. Allow God to guide your footsteps, Jesus to light your path, and the Holy Spirit to strengthen your heart, mind, body, and soul.

Live your life in decency and in order.

Sincerely,
K
Written to: Assassin Creed III Soundtrack

11.20.2012
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As you can read, I have nothing but questions but think a bit…what can you have but questions if you are talking to someone in the future? They already know your experiences, so there can be no philosophical sayings. They already know your situations, so there can be no hidden messages. They already know your options, so there can be no hints and tips slyly slid into the conversation…what exactly can there be?

That was the most powerful, and the most sincere paragraph I've ever read. :clap: Its very honest.

Gave the rest of the poem so much credence - the simplest and most honest fabric... became the most ethereal presentation of our selves.

After reading this, I'm glad I submitted my "Dear Adult Me" to the contest. Thank you for posting this.

Note: Why is it a coincidence that I also wrote "K" in my Dear Adult Me? I noticed that after reading this.
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you, dear!

It seems as if in your opinion, I achieved what I strove for as I typed this entry:

Clarity, perhaps not crystal clear but less murky than mud. I desired to present myself in a way that none can doubt my sincerity, something that is lost in the toils of daily life. I may not understand myself, no one truly does, but I know what I want in my relationships, routines, and actions: honesty.

You don't have to thank me for posting this....but I do thank you for reading it and leaving such a wonderful comment.

May I ask why my submission made you glad you posted yours?


P.S. My first name starts with a K :P
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Would like to make one correction in my comment: *prose, not poem.

... I still feel that paragraph in italics was much more resonant... Felt older...

This one is sound advice... I don't know you that well, so I can't say really... If you feel so, then I'll oblige. Its the least I can do.

... It was brief, very subtle, and it was short... It said so much in so little... But the best part of it all was... it was an older you speaking... And it seems to me that your older self is going to go places... she'll be fine...
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
I think I grasp what you are saying.

Do you mind clarifying what you are speaking of when you say: This one is sound advice... I don't know you that well, so I can't say really... If you feel so, then I'll oblige. Its the least I can do.?

I needed the solace that someone else believes that I can make it....thank you...
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
In that... Because I don't know you really well, and because I can't just say I don't feel the same way about that particular paragraph, I am politely accepting it as something which you think is... more or less good advice we all would give our teenage selves.

I feel its is relative - its a comparative statement, each one can improve in their own way...

... Your welcome *smiling*
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HellsFabledGenesis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o hey we're the same age. eue
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
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HellsFabledGenesis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy:
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LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Writer
:D
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HellsFabledGenesis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:3
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