I was so excited to participate in Wes Bruce’s latest project:
Here are some of the instructions:
“Think of a significant structure from any chapter of your life:
(A home or room in a home, a hospital room, classroom, workplace, crawlspace, fort, tent, place of worship, prison cell, makeshift shelter, funeral home, etc.)
1. The the parts of the structure that interact with your senses. i.e. The parts you can touch, smell, hear, taste, and see. Please be as detailed and specific as you can in your descriptions.
2. The invisible connections to the structure: any stories that happen(ed) in relation to this structure. Describe the memories, emotions, thoughts, fears, hopes, that live there. Do you associate this building with a particular feeling? What other people(s) are part of this story? Please be as detailed, specific, and personal as you can. Be bold and tell your story wholeheartedly.
What is your relationship with that structure today? Do you see it regularly, or when was the last time you saw it in person? What has happened to you, the other people, and the structure since then? How often do you think about it? Please include with your letter any photos or drawings that will to help better tell your story, along with anything else. i.e. keys, a lock of hair, or any other appropriate mementos.”
I had no idea how meaningful it would be for me to sit down and really evaluate a building and my relationship to it.
I sent this giant letter
You can see more here
and participate yourself. If you do, post a link or a picture of YOUR letter in the comments.