Meet me there, where the clouds fall behind the mountains. Where the snow on the peak rises up as if trying to touch the sky. Meet me where the grass waves in the wind, where it whispers softly in the breeze. Meet me where the storm that rolls in covers us like the lid on the pot, where we can simmer together, before we turn to boil. Meet me there, I am waiting.

Typewriter Series #882 by Tyler Knott Gregson

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Text for Tired Eyes:

Listen, because we never know how much time we have and we
never, not ever, are in control of when the lights will go out
and we’ll be opening our eyes to a new light again.  Listen:

Never be afraid to be proud of yourself.  You are made of magic
and you share dust and light with the stars that shine above you.  Please
promise me that you won’t dim your glow because it hurts
someone elses eyes.  Cry.  Really cry.  They will try to show you
and tell you and convince you that men don’t cry, that they bite
their lip from the inside and swallow the blood with all the tears
they are too timid to let fall. They will say that men are the shoulders
and are the rock that stands in the current.  Be the water instead
for one day that rock will be sand and it will have been you
and only you that washed it away.  Laugh.  Truly laugh.  Let
life and all of its folly steal the breath from your body
and replace it with the staccato melody of giggles and guffaws;
the laughter that comes without fair warning and continues without
apology. 

Never be afraid to follow your heart.  Take all you have and risk it
truly risk it for where your crazy heart decides to take you. 
Do not ever think you, exactly you, are not capable of chasing your dreams and do not ever think that you, exactly you, are not worth being chased.
It’s going to hurt, more than you think it will, and it’s going to heal
more than you ever imagine it can.  You will be cut, scraped
and scarred from these pursuits but scars are stories and one day
someone will come along that will pilot the ship of their fingertips
down the random rivers of your scars.  They will absentmindedly
and without knowing why, press their lips to them and feel the
smallest shock of life when skin touches skin.

Typewriter Series #881 by Tyler Knott Gregson

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Text for Tired Eyes

An Open Letter to the Boy I Was
(and the child I do not have)


I can see you there, staring out with a mixture of wonder
and fascination.  I see the light behind your eyes, shining
through and illuminating the color with the intensity of youth.
I know your face because it once was mine.  Your eyes
are my eyes before the wrinkles of laughter and the lines
that tears have slowly eroded on the sides of them.   

This is an open letter to the boy I was.
When the stamp comes that can carry these pages
backwards through the timeline of my life, stretched like clothing
on the line, I will send it.  This is a letter to be read
by those shining eyes, or to those innocent ears
if the tears start early and threaten a smear to the ink
seeping into the paper.  Here are the rules I was never given
and the shortcuts I never got to take.  Here are the secrets
and the lessons you will learn when you are here and once
again writing this letter to yourself, just waiting for that stamp.

This is what 3000+ signed bookplates look like. This is what a lot of hours and hand cramps and a whole lot of re-watched episodes of Doctor Who look like. This batch is done. Soon to be in your hands.

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