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8.19.2011

dear husband-to-be,

i am becoming increasingly aware that the things that make me an interesting writer (i can say that, no? interesting? let's go with it) make me a less than skilled liver-of-life.

i spin stories and fill in the blanks and make illogical leaps that i then get to justify. and that justification is awfully tricky and awfully fun when done on the white blank page (or screen, as it turns out).

it's the best part, actually: making real the illogical. making true the impossible.

and yet, in life, this contortionist's act is...less than helpful.

i'm working on it, on taking things at face value. and trusting that if someone says something, they mean it.

but what this really means is, i get insecure. terribly, so. and i may not always be able to distinguish if we've talked about something or if it's just a conversation i lived in my mind.

so, do me a favor won't you? squeeze my hand. and pull me the three feet down to solid ground.

love, love,

the one hoping she learns to plant her feet before you find her

14 comments:

Katie said...

This is adorable :)

Ana Magdalena said...

I love this little series of yours.

sophie said...

oh meg, the more i read the more i relate, and what a pleasure it is. i've found that guy who grounds me and i feel so lucky. it's amazing how separate yet connected my real life has become to the blank pages i fill.

loving your writing! :)

siddathornton said...

i love your writing.

Jessica said...

I love this because it's pretty close to home for me.


www.jessicakutok.blogspot.com

BuoyantlyBlithe said...

i love this post. so cute. :)

Anonymous said...

Aw no!

Don't address this stuff to "husband-to-be"

Address it to yourself.

You're too old to be writing husband-to-be stuff like this! Please just write this stuff to yourself and your amazing life! You're way cool without the husband-to-be crap!

Arianna said...

love, love, love!

meg fee said...

dear anonymous,

thanks, every once in while i think i'm kinda cool too. and that my life is pretty awesome.

and i like these little letters so i'm gonna keep on keeping on with them.

but you're right. i'm too old for some things, particularly, for paying any attention to snarky anonymous comments. if you gotta something to say, why do it under the guise of anonymity?

Donna Grace said...

meg fee.

please. freaking. write a book.

that is all.

Taylor said...

Can I like your reply to anonymous? Because I like it. A lot.

Mackenzie said...

"so, do me a favor won't you? squeeze my hand. and pull me the three feet down to solid ground." oh, how i so need that printed on to a coffee mug to drink from every morning. gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Meg - the first time I heard this song, I thought of you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec0e_oTsYtI) -- it almost feels like you wrote it. If you haven't heard of the Civil Wars, I think you will like them a lot. Hope you stay safe with Irene.

Julie said...

Your blog is my new favorite. Your words are incredible! I look forward to reading more.