Sometimes there's things the universe hands to you in such a way that it makes you sit back in wonder. Today that thing came in the form of two letters from two different parts of the world.
Usually letters in my PO box are by people commenting on my poetry, and although I am very appreciative of this, I was ecstatic to discover upon opening the first letter that the writer was a reader of The Halfway Point, drawn to write a response to this post. The letter was so lovely I wanted to cry, a message of being able to relate, of feeling maybe a smidgen less alone because of it. My day was brightened with the reminder that we are not alone in our feelings or our experiences. I was overwhelmed.
But then I opened the second letter, and gasped in surprise at it's contents. All of a sudden I was filled with a rush of love for these writers, two girls sitting in two different rooms, in two different countries, unaware of each other's existence, at almost the exact same time had managed to write letters so similar that my heart swelled to see it. If the first letter was a gentle reminder of our connectedness the second was a giant, flashing, neon sign boasting the words YOU ARE NEVER ALONE.
Sophia and Admila; thankyou so much for the kind words and the time you took to send them to me in my favourite way. To say I am appreciative is hardly enough. I'll be sure to write you both back soon.
To everyone else, keep your eyes open for signs from the universe, they'll appear when they're most needed and least expected.