Letters Home

Author’s Note: The November 7th of 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of my father’s unexpected passing.  He was 46.  In the 23rd year after his death I actively engaged with my own therapist for the first time.  In August of 2020 my therapist asked me, among other things, to do two assignments; one was to write a letter to my dad and the other was to write a letter from my dad to me, as if he was still alive and we were still interacting.  Here are those letters.

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The first two pictures are a letter to my dad.  The third is my dad writing to me.  I must say that while I don’t know if the content of the third is super accurate, I did a pretty good job of replicating his hand writing.


Featured Image: Vicky somewhere on the Appalachian Trail in Northcentral Maine circa 1994

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A little bit less of a nomad now, Jared still likes to refer to himself in the third person.

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