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Topic: The USA (01/08/09)
TITLE: A Place to Be
By Eliza Evans
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Ms. Cheryl Thompson
CEO, Thompson Enterprises
New York, New York
Dear Small Town, Florida,
I am writing this letter to you, because, I feel sure no one else will understand.
I miss you.
I've been gone 5 years now, and I miss you more than I have ever missed any thing or any person.
I feel like the woman who turned her back and betrayed her most faithful love and companion!
I long for the crystal colors of your ocean, the spicy fragrance of your orange groves, the faithful warmth of your sun, wrapped around me like a robe.
I miss the feeling of belonging.
Remember that morning I sat on the bench in the Bird Sanctuary?
The filmy mist lifting off the lush, leafy swamps, giving glimpse to a world so secret and set apart?
For hours I watched that pair of Great White Egrets turn their elegant necks to fluff and preen their long, velvety feathers. One by one by one.
A perfect union of movement and grace.
One egret kept holding out it's snowy white wings towards me - towards the sun - revealing a sparkly, almost jewelled undertone.
A holy hush fell over my spirit and I remember thinking how fitting that the day was Sunday.
Today is Sunday.
Florida, honey? I love you and I'm coming home!
Very Truly Yours,
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