I always thought
That I knew you so well
But as you sat
With Heaven beside you
While we began
To clear out
Your crowded bookshelves,
And cluttered rooms,
I started to see
All the quiet things
That no one ever knows.
And it was in those moments
That I realized
What an amazing and talented
Person you really were
And what you did for us
When life hit us hard.
If I had just one more day,
I would spend that time
Simply thanking you.
But since I can't,
I will appreciate
What I have and what I've become
Because of you. JD
*Because Of You* an ode to my...
I won’t say goodbye
because it’s too sad.
I’ll try not to cry
even though I feel bad.
I’ll continue to write
because that’s what I do.
And when I pick up my
pen, I’ll think of you.
To lose this safe space is incomprehensible. No app or piece of technology has ever constituted to my identity. But this app... These letters... They have become me. This profile is the purest form of me that is out there in the world. Hidden in plain sight, fully identifiably me but cloaked in the animosity and respect that this platform provided so perfectly.
I can't believe it.
It actually hurts.
I wrote my first letter in 2014. This page, this app, literally shows my growth as a person. These letters have bore witness to my coming 9f age, to the mistakes I made, to the lovers I had and all the heart ache I have faced. I have seen myself fall and climb back up within the words th...
Thanks for making my dream come true, I always wanted for safe place where I could write my feelings, to be open about my fears and deep emotions.
Thanks for everything
You are one in a million. You've earned the respect of all of us here for your dedication to Lettrs. You always go the extra mile for us and that hasn't gone unnoticed, my lovely.
You have also become someone I consider a good friend. You are considerate, thoughtful and genuine. I feel very blessed to have met you here.
I also deeply admire you. I am in awe of your creative gifts! Your abilities with the pen span from remarkable and ingenious illustrations to superb poetry. I would love to own a piece of your artwork one day. Perhaps we can do a swap? 😁 Drew has been fortunate to have your loyalty to Lettrs for so many years. You talents shaped the platform in many ways.
You treated me so so much better than most. See you on the other side.
Today i signed into lettrs, to randomly post a write up/thought that came up in my mind like always;
"do not forget, this is also what you chose
for yourself. Because not choosing
something else and choosing this are not
different, and, thus."
these were just lines that translated my thought and i casually opened lettrs to record it, like i always do, with no routine no expectation, because i had always known that this would be that digital corner that will always be there when i am down, low, happy, wondering, thinking, contemplating, guilty, pleased, lovestruck, depressed, joyous, empowered, and every other possible feeling i could experience, this was a safe haven a nook a corne...
One last letter.
Two days back I came to the app totally unprompted. I don't write as much anymore, I come here only to remind myself of the person I was before. I was taken aback when I read lettrs was going away.
My journey in letters started 6 years back in my formative years. Even though my writing wasn't nearly as polished as I would have liked it to be, this app was the place where I wrote enough to add the word "writer" as one of my descriptions.
This platform was the same place that brought great authors like Paulo Coelho to read my words, I could've never even dreamt in my wildest dreams that I'd be interacting with one of the authors who has changed the world.
Backing up all my ...
I'm happy to write this last letter to you so I could thank you and your Team for connecting so many hearts and thoughts.
Never have I seen a similar place where people really had their hearts on their sleeves in so many various ways. I loved that what was truely important wasn't your name or age but your feelings and thoughts. Hope there will be a continuation in the future and in any case I want to share a simple 'Good luck!' wish for your own future.
May beautiful things happen to you~
The Last Letter
Thank you all for all the beautiful words.
Once again thank you
When everyone is saying goodbye to lettrs or may say lettrs is saying goodbye to us....I would like to thank this app not because it helped me to pen up things which I would have never wrote otherwise . I also came to know one thing about me that I can also words not in an excellent way but still in a bit poetic way. This app provided me with a space to live my imagination . I will not say that it reflects my journey of life but yes it reflects journey of my imagination. Thank drew for this wonderful platform and thank you #Shipra Tripathi for introducing this app to me.
As you are going away, and everybody is saying you goodbye in their own ways, I thought I should not shy away from this that have created which feels like a space in my heart, so here it goes.
I wrote my first lettr on September 1st 2014, I thought let's try out this application, little did I knew it won't remain just an application but will become a part of my life and will effect the course of my life.
As I've grown from 19 year old to 25, I've been through different phases of my life and one can clearly see it by going through my feed. Lettrs became a safe space for me, a place where I was never judged for feeling what I truly felt. It became a beautiful diary of my emotions, ...
El despedirme de esta aplicación me llena de una profunda tristeza, solo puedo darles las gracias porque la mejor forma que he encontrado en mi vida para expresarme, es escribiendo.
Gracias por permitirme cruzar fronteras a través de las letras. Con esas cartas me identifiqué, imaginé cada sentimiento que escribían, sufrí, me alegré y me divertí.
Quiero confesar que tengo cartas que las escribí sonriendo, otras llenas de sentimientos y hasta de lágrimas.
Gracias a ustedes, conocí personas maravillosas y en un caso especial encontré a una de mis personas más queridas y favoritas, quien podría describir cómo un pedazo de mi alma que no sabía que me hacía falta, hasta que la conocí. Quien al ...
Dear Drew, Araceli,
Letterists & Lettrs Staff, ✌🏽💗✨✨
This is just a short note
to say thank you for all the wonderful memories I have here. This forum has been a much loved lifeline for many of us to unwind and come to terms with our reeling minds and lives. I had no idea how much I would come to appreciate this safe, vibrant, and welcoming community. It has been a gentle meeting place where we all had the freedom to share ideas and to experience words in the form of letter art. There are so many incredible and interesting writers here! I applaud each of you and your craft! I say thank you to each and everyone of you for all your participation and engagement.
Thank you to Drew and Ara...
I want to thank everyone at Lettrs for this great experience and will miss this app. I look forward to 2.0 one day.
For those who want to keep in touch, my art account on Instagram is @lokiandro
I wish the best to everyone and hopefully we’ll all meet again.
All are not good at speaking about how they feel,
Or may not have people to listen to what they feel,
But to Pen them was a good heal.
Thank you for this platform which helped us in sharing our thoughts.
Thank you for giving me a platform to express myself. Thank you for connecting me to so many wonderful souls. Thank you for making me fall in love with letter writing and writing in general. I found you when i needed you the most and you helped me grow immensely. The slef confidence I built here, I wouldn't have built anywhere else. You gave me the courage to choose unconventional path for my life. I am and will forever be grateful for this beautiful space.
I'm just writing here just to say thank you.
Thanks O and Sankar for having made Lettrs the cozy and warm place it used to be for me.
Thanks to the ladies: Sagarika, Shruti, Kate, Brie and Jen for their friendship and their wonderful words always.
Thanks to Artie and Ubermensch for their comments on my writing. And thanks Hash for writing back to me in 2015.
Hope you come back soon, Lettrs.
Dear Drew and Lettrs Family,
Thank you so much for giving me and my artwork a special home for so many years!
I will miss reading your lettrs and meeting new friends and penpals here.
It’s not goodbye, just see you later, or soon I hope!
Oh, Lettrs. It's the saddest time ever. The time to say Thank You and set all of my stories to the newest home.
It's so hard, cause I meet amazing friends here. I just wanna invite everyone of my friends here to join on my Instagram, Twitter and Tik.
Instead, I'll talk to these amazing guys of this beautiful app to share everything of the amazing story ever on my site - the future new home of all of my lettrs.