Little Letters Series: From My Future Self

One day you will lay claim to residence upon the edge of a continent. The paint on your front door will be chipped by the salt of the sea. The drapes of your windows will be worn by the wind. Your feet will be calloused by the unrefined grain of the boardwalk upon which you will walk. 

Walk. Never stop walking.

For one day you will have walked the miles you now have before you. Your hands will be stained with the ink that has formed your stories. Your sleeping patterns will be upset by late nights spent in your grand undertakings, for some most powerful some kind of good that is entirely your own. Your eyes may be strained in this search for good. Your fingers may weaken in their attempts to recompense for the deficiency.


Some days you may be. your heart may tire of the pulsations your foibles could cause. Your posture may have, at times, lapsed at the possibility of failure. Your ears may ring with their criticisms. But they cannot touch that part of you that hungers to prove them wrong, that part that whispers dim secrets of what you could be.

Be. Continue, ever, to be. 

Persist, sift, pursue.

For one day you will know it. Your muscles will ache under the long days. Your throat will be dry with interviews. Your hair will be unkempt from the days there are not enough hours. And one day, yes, one fine day you will have forgotten that it ever could have been for anything else.

One day, darling girl, you will lose all the right things.

Yours sincerely,

@ 2012 by Rachel Lowry. All Rights Reserved {photo via: vi.sualize.us} (post inspired by meg)


  1. I randomly came upon your blog through a friend and I have to say, this is beautiful. I'm looking forward to future posts.

  2. Rachel, wow. You have such a way with words. I loved the images this letter brought to mind. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Kate: Thank you, I always love getting new readers.

    Sarah: Thank you as well. You're so kind. You're comment brought me to your blog, which had me drooling over your Rome pictures. What a beautiful place.

  4. Here's to losing all the right things.