hey there twenty year old you
There has been a few letters to 15 and 20 year old selves floating about my friend the interweb, (Hi Madeline and Lily). I decided I couldn’t reason with a 15 year old me: she’d do what she’d do, but a letter to twenty something, yeah why not:
Dear twenty or so years old Amelia:
I just wanted to say that well, I’m glad
that you are there and I am here…
And, that I forgive you for your all your cock ups:
the big ones and the little ones,
most of them don’t matter,
just a bit of time wasting.
And the ones that did well,
like I said,
your there and I’m here.
And I hope you can forgive me,
for not quite turning out as you expected,
So did you.
Me, a decade or so on
PS: can you imagine 40 year old Amelia’s letter?
No doubt she’ll roll her eyes and say
‘get over yerselves ladies.