Writing as therapy, part 2

April, 2014

The unsent letter.
When you’re bursting with emotion that can’t (yet) be expressed in person, be it anger or love, bitterness or sadness, it’s often a good idea to express them somehow or other. Sometimes, there just isn’t the right person around to hear what you want to say – so write it out in a letter instead. As you write, say what you really feel, safe in the knowledge that you will never send this letter. This allows you to write freely and without barriers or censors to what needs to be said. As William Wordsworth said:

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”