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#5028 - 08/14/03 07:26 AM a sigh of relief
Bill_1965 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1984
Loc: Flint, Michigan
Ah, my chest feels lighter tonight. It feels good.

I finished my first draft of a letter to my perp #1. He'll never read it, but it feels good to have gotten it out and in print. Heck, I don't even know if he is still alive. All I know is I can't find him and he has never been arrested in Michigan for a felony. There are still a lot of holes in the letter, there's a lot of holes in my memory of that time. Some have filled themselves in during the writing. I was trying to remember, the mind still blank and the page began to fill.

Ah, the load on my chest is lighter tonight. Now I can enjoy the sounds of crickets out in the distance.


Pain is Temporary; Quitting lasts Forever. - Lance Armstrong

#5029 - 08/14/03 09:39 PM Re: a sigh of relief
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
that's a great feeling, pull the letter out sometime in the future. I bet it'll always be a boost for you.


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

#5030 - 08/14/03 10:36 PM Re: a sigh of relief
RodM Offline
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Registered: 04/22/02
Posts: 6
Loc: tacoma washington
good for you bill keep writing get it all out dont hold back no matter how hurtful you may betowards them let it out write more letters if you need to.

Good work Brother

#5031 - 08/15/03 01:48 AM Re: a sigh of relief
ScottyTodd Offline
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Registered: 02/12/03
Posts: 1561
Loc: Pennsylvania
Bill - What a tough job but you did it! You took back from the perp some of what they stole from you! I celebrate with you the weight you took off your shoulders. Makes you feel like standing a little taller!!

Howard \:\)

If you think you can or you can't - you're right!.......anon
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!.....anon
You're very normal for the abnormal situation you've been through..............S. Todd

#5032 - 08/15/03 01:57 AM Re: a sigh of relief
Sans Logos Offline

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5796
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...

The full importance of this act cannot be expressed in mere words. Congratulations for taking the plunge and putting your head in the lion's mouth--it didn't hurt a bit.

Putting it out on paper means getting out of you, to where it has shape, size, weight, volume, density etc. and can now be circumscribed and controlled. Now it is just dead de>
Ron Schulz, MSPC, NCC

#5033 - 08/15/03 01:23 PM Re: a sigh of relief
outis Offline

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 2261
Loc: Maryland USA

Congratulations. I hope there are many sounds and songs that you can enjoy now. I tried once to write such a letter; maybe now I'll go back and try again.

Thanks for your example,


"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

#5034 - 08/16/03 12:57 PM Re: a sigh of relief
michael Joseph Offline

Registered: 03/11/01
Posts: 2719
Loc: Virginia
I wrote a letter once I think I sent it. I know where he lves, he never moved. It does help to write things out. I am glad you were able to write something Bill.

Standing together is so much better than hiding in the dark.
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#5035 - 08/16/03 02:08 PM Re: a sigh of relief
dwf Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 1223
Loc: Austin, Texas USA
thanks bill,

i needed to read this today.

"Poke salad Annie, 'gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
'Cause her mama was aworkin' on the chain-gang"

-Tony Joe White


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