Falling In Love

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Gently she lifted the old typewriter from the shelf and placed it on the table near the window. The Remington was like an old friend, long forgotten. Was it really a year since she had used it? Yes, it was.

She recalled the very last letter she typed out to him – her goodbye letter, telling him she could no longer bear to be an also-ran in his life. For two years before that, she had typed out a letter to him every day. Now she wondered whether he had really bothered to read those letters. Everyday she had written of her hopes, her love and her dreams for them…..

When he didn’t bother to respond to her goodbye letter, her already broken heart, just gave up. She had no will to write again. The Remington was put away – another reminder of unrequited love.

But today, it was time to start typing letters again. Inserting a rough sheet of paper into the roller, she tentatively typed: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. She repeated this line several times, until she got her typing rhythm back.

She was inspired. She was falling in love again and she just had to express her love. Taking off the rough sheet, she placed a sheet of that lovely thick letter paper she had bought the day before. Smiling to herself, she began typing her love letter: Dear Me.

β€œThe most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” ― Steve Maraboli

I decided to create something new for the 31 blogging days of October. You can join in if you like. Grab the button here or from the sidebar:

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I’m also linking into the Ultimate Blog Challenge and October’s NaBloPoMo

 

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About CorinneRodrigues

A Mumbai-based blogger, writer, motivator - journeying happily through midlife. I blogΒ here and on Write Tribe and From 7Eight. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Comments

  1. I am halfway through home in a train and in my excitement I am reading through your post on a mobile phone πŸ˜€

    It created the perfect picture of a writer in love. I can imagine many of us speaking of writing as a means to express emotions and when life takes bad turns those same words betray us. Finding the path again makes one reinstate belief and hope in themselves again πŸ™‚

    Pls ignore typos or grammatical mistakes, girl is doing it all on her little blackberry πŸ˜€

  2. Very lovely post, Corinne. I look forward to your October blogging!
    Oh I love the button. Should I join in just for the button? πŸ™‚ So tempting.

  3. Kalpana Solsi says:

    Lovely corinne. The best relationship one can have is with one-self. and if one is happy from the core only then can one forge relationships with others.

  4. This post just gave me a real romantic feeling as I read… Wanted to cuddle up with my blanket and read more!

  5. Beautiful story and writing, Corrine – Loved it – could feel what you wrote – So glad we are in the blogging challenge, so I could see this. πŸ™‚

  6. This is beautiful! I loved creative writing when I was younger and want to get back into it…

  7. Wow! What a wonderful start! You are tempting me. How I wish I could participate in this. πŸ™

  8. Um… One caveat…
    Just make sure you are not so in love with yourself that you forget that others count. (Think of Ted Cruz and you have all the answers to excess..)

  9. Loved your post. Thank you for reminding me that “β€œThe most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.”

  10. Corinne such a lovely begining…just like protagonist, I am falling in love, but this time with your button. πŸ˜€
    waiting for tomorrow…

    P.S. the problem was with my browser, one Ctrl Alt Del can do wonders.

  11. It took me a long time to learn to put “me” first and how important it was. Wonderful reminder today. I am signed up to blog NaBloPoMo so count me in here too. Hopefully I will make it. β™₯

  12. Katherine Hetzel says:

    On the same journey as you, Corinne, through October. Love the idea of a writer in love with the words and tools of their trade – think I have a love/hate relationship with the laptop…

  13. Kalpana Solsi says:

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
    This reminded me of my typing days.
    There are no typewriters in offices now.

  14. Beautiful narration and a beautiful message! Love yourself πŸ™‚ All d best for your Oct series… πŸ™‚

  15. Completely forgot about that sly fox!

    I had a typewriter like that once long ago. Not certain if I still do. The years are packed with memories and so is our garage!

    I’m linking to the UBC as well this go-round and a new challenge of writing at least 400 words/day this month. Excited to be part of both and seeing old friends, and meeting new ones.

    See you in the challenge, Corinne.

  16. This was such a wonderful post reminding all of us that the first person that we all need to fall in love with is ourselves. Such a wonderful, positive post to begin my Wednesday with πŸ˜€

    And “31 days hath October” has piqued my curiosity quite a bit. Waiting to read more about it πŸ™‚

  17. How nice…a love love-ly post. Good luck with the month long blogging Corinne πŸ™‚

  18. sheethalsusan says:

    Yes, you are tempting…. Did I do a mistake not participating….???

  19. So very beautiful. Its absolute truth, the greatest relationship you have, from the beginning of your life until the end, is with YOU. Lovely button and I am so tempted to join this October blogging!

  20. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog – made me smile and took me back to my typing classes many many moons ago. Awesome. loved your post.

  21. Ah! The lovely old typewriter .. Took me down memory lane.. when the typewriter had a special and prominent place in many a home, and heart.. And yes! I do agree that one should LOVE yourself! Look forward to your Oct posts.. Nischala

  22. That is the perfect love story for me! Me, my thoughts and my words! Sigh Corinne.
    Looking forward to reading all the other posts of this month. πŸ™‚

  23. ‘Love thyself”….very true …to get the love from around we need to love ourselves first
    Nicely written story

  24. Loving oneself always makes me take me for granted. I need to challenge this.

    What a lovely start to October. Thanks for this lovely post, Corinne.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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