Published by Open Love Letters


TRANSCRIPT:

"To the great outdoors, 

I DO ADMIT that I love breathing you in, but I really feel like I've neglected you this year. Through choice! What's more annoying is rewinding my mind back to the beginning of the roaring 20(20)'s and remembering all of the days and nights I chose to sit inside because I was sick of everyone, everything, and quite frankly, you. I was voluntarily antisocial because I felt like I needed a break from life and people, yet here I am, involuntarily apart from you.

YES, THIS IS government-mandated 'free time' that has produced vast amounts of my top love language (quality time), but also:
- TEARS     - FEELINGS OF ANXIETY/HOPELESSNESS
- A WHOLE LOT OF LACKLUSTRE
- PLENTY OF THE SIMS 4 & THE SOPRANOS
- TOO MUCH BREAD & SOCIAL MEDIA
...and not much of anything else. I get an hour here and there of you, but not half as much as I should. I hate how this period isn't completely alien to me. I hate how a lack of you is giving me a lot more time to overthink. I hate that I have taken, am taking and will take you for granted again.

BUT I LOVE that I'm getting this time out to think about you, write about you and hopefully respect, regard and care for you once this strange, strange time is over.

I hope you're enjoying this break. Breathe yourself in, baby. Restore. That goes for all of us.

All my love,

Pippa Melody"