#0 Name: Anonymous
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#12896 Name: Anonymous   6h
It's not without some ceremony that I compose this letter. It's for you!
Surely there ought to be some respect attached.

And that respect shows itself where I chose to sit, writing this up.
A library first floor view – window attached.
So one may balance two-legged while peering out, and that may is a must for me.
Otherwise this letter would not even have the first sentence, let alone the couple of paragraphs I've in mind for you.
So I hope you understand that I've the best intentions to see this letter through.
My selected location keeps me honest.

There's a hillside jutting right past some scattered branches. Frilly soft grass flowing around.
So I see some people carting some bags with some towels and an umbrella or two as I write this to you.
It is Summer after all. A hillside retreat is a popular venue of Summer things to do.
Hillside volleyball. Fireworks. Letter writing is a bit down, especially in a cramped window library corner. Yet here we are.

Why aren't we out there?
I would very much like to offer you a towel to sit on too, to the front stage.
So the entrance begins!
Yes, yes, I'll stop this idleness.

The front of the matter: why does this letter exist, and why is it for you, my friend?
You've not heard from me in years. Why the sudden hello (and goodbye)?
Well, I could say the very same things about you, can I not?!

Well... not necessarily. A letter of yours was lost and that lost was more of a delayed discard, an abject withdrawal due to... the time we spent apart, those years ago.
See, after awhile (and I know you felt it too) the last thread spindle that held our interests together frayed and frayed until split, hanging limp from either ear end.

It only made sense to pack up the tin cans. It only made sense to retreat wholeheartedly; with your best of interest in mind!
Surely you would not want to feign interest in what I've been up to, nor with me and what you've been up to.
There's no need for such things...

But now! Now I have at least one interesting item. And I know you'll love to read it. To read and discard, the same way I did many years ago. No, I do not expect forgiveness.
And if I imagine you opening this up - with that silver thin knife your Grandmother used to open letters, God bless her! - and if I see you throw a revolted face, a heavy sigh, and clatter the trashcan thereafter: no, I cannot be upset.

On to the interesting item: I wanted to let you know about the world you live in. We live in. I live in too, apparently.
It shows itself in a rigid way, but that's the least rigid thing about it!
It is why, here, I declare to you, as you pleaded with me many years ago: yes, yes I will live.
And I hope this letter reminds you of the same things, the same ideals you chanted vivaciously between every card game, ice cream stand and surf shop.

Live! You'd say.
Live! You'd smile to me and say. Live!
Is that smile still there? It's surely for someone else; not for me, no.
But as long as it is there, we may both commit to the simple task at hand.


The hillside waits
#12897 Name: Nan   13h
I don't know who has told you this. But I'm proud of you.
#12898 Name: Anonymous   15h
But I'm proud of you

So you have a stakeholder position on the user's life?
#12899 Name: Stakeholder™   21h
I have a stake in the life of every user of https://bus-stop.net.
Should you fail to perform satisfactorily, you will be ejected from the board and/or subject to a class action lawsuit by me and my colleagues. x
#12900 Name: Anonymous   21h
Hey anon thats good to hear! Good job!