We don’t write many letters anymore. Now we write emails or text
or tweet or just call each other on our smartphones, anytime and
anywhere, to say whatever, of great to no consequence. For a change
of rhythm and habit, students in a few Youth in Care classrooms
were invited to write a letter addressed “to the world,” to quote
Emily Dickinson, or to a group or a person in the world and to tell the
world, or whomever, what these students are thinking about things
right now. Students responded in surprising ways, especially the
large number of thank-you letters they composed. Who knew these
students would be so grateful for so much?
And, as you read, think of the letter you would write to the world.
What would you like the world to know about your thoughts, opinions,
heart, sorrows and hopes for yourself and, well – the entire world,
even if the world will never write back?
– Bonnie Shaw, PhD, Utah YIC Creative Arts Coordinator
Download Letters To The World here: LettersToTheWorld_v1.0.2