I Wrote This For You
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"I bought the "I Wrote This For You" book in actual, real-life paperback and it soothes my soul. Buy it if you can."
- Laura Prudom (News Editor for Variety)
"One of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Ever."
- BT (Grammy Nominated Composer and Technologist)
"This is me. This is you. This is us. This is every human being, past and present, old and young, of every ethnicity, race and faith. Our every complex human emotion translated into words. Someone knows and someone understands. This is the essence of what it truly means to be human."
- Ethar El-Katatney (CNN African Journalist Of The Year, award-winning journalist, blogger and author)
"The magnificent beauty of I Wrote This For You is quite simply this: the book is elegantly incomplete without you. No one else in the world can read it the way you do. No one."
- Matthew E. May (The Elegant Solution, In Pursuit Of Elegance, The Shibumi Strategy)
About the Book
"I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it."
Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive entries that don't appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.
fountain that makes you young (and lonely) while those around you grow old, saplings that know everything, a sea made of tears from every lover who never loved, a silver boat with a sail made of pages from all the books that were never written. All my dreams are beautiful. But none as beautiful as you. You are the reason I return here each morning. THE TO NOT DO LIST There are a million important things to do. But none as important as lying here next to you. THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
arrive on the other side, in one piece. That everything is beautiful, if we give it the chance to be. I’ve tried to write down what I saw and what you told me and I sincerely don’t think I missed anything. Let me know if I have. I love you. I miss you. Me THE DEDICATION LIST To the small. To the star counters. To the cloud watchers. To the inspired. To the birds. To everyone who’s ever cried. To everyone who’s ever tried. To those who pull themselves up off the floor. To those
spray-painting your name on freeway overpasses. I’m low on cute names given between blankets and 9 am. I’ve got no dramatic displays of public affection left. And now everyone else I ever love is going to think me boring. Because I used it all up on you. THE TINY ICEBERG Fine. Maybe I’m the puzzle. But you’re still the pieces. THE B-TRAIN I’d leave the memory of you at the station, if it didn’t already know the way home. THE ROSE IS NOT ALWAYS A ROSE You can be in love
TALES FROM BAR You’re just another story I can’t tell anymore. THE LAST DAYS I just need you to be able to tell people I was here, I felt, I lived and I loved as much as I could, while I could. And that the person that I loved, was you. THE SLIPSTREAM WE’RE CAUGHT IN If time takes me (and time will take me), I will come back as a single feather. So please come back as a breeze. THE DEATH OF LOVE Oh love. Why is your body so still, why do your muscles sing no more,
of sunlight, every wisp of cloud matters and they matter because I can see them and if I can see them then they can see me and I know that there’s an entire world that cares out there, hiding behind a world that doesn’t, afraid to show who it really is and with or without you, I will drag that world out of the dirt and the blood and the muck until we live in it. Until we all live in it. THE PLACE EVERYONE WORKED If you don’t think I’m important, you’re a no one, not a someone. Because