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.
without someone to hear it. I am a feeling without someone to feel it. This is who I am. A mess without you. Something beautiful with you. THE FURY OF WATER You can try and hold me back. Build your damn walls, pack sandbags along the edges and yell at the clouds and the rain and the sky to stop. But I will not relent. I will reach you. Because I am the sea. And I will continue to love you no matter what. THE PLACE WHERE NOTHING HURTS There is no music, just the sound of the
each other what you came here for. And trust that this is love because it is (love is trust). And tangled lives you may lead but into each other, never apart, till you cannot distinguish between being and being together. THE TITLE SCREEN Just pretend you’re in a movie. Be as brave and as full of love as the main character. Because we all need to believe in movies, sometimes. THE BLEACH You are your hair and your eyes and your thoughts. You are what you look at and what you feel
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
you’re going to make it when the finish line is right in front of you. It counts when it’s hard to believe in yourself, when it looks like the world’s going to end and you’ve still got a long way to go. That’s when it counts. That’s when it matters the most. THE HOPE OF SYMMETRY So you look for patterns because that’s what humans do to try and make sense of things. In hope of some divine order. And you look in movies and songs and the things that you read for symbols, points and swirls
missed their call, because our phones are always with us and if they didn’t call, they didn’t call. No protests in the streets, just a button marked ‘like’. No one reads stories aloud, unless you are a child. No letters. Just bills. THE VIEW ON THE WAY DOWN All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water. And that’s the tragedy of living. THE WAY YOU LIE HERE Don’t you dare tell me nothing matters. Everything matters. Every fucking drop of rain, every ray