At The Mill there are letters from different people, addressed to "Curious Stranger" stuffed into a hole in the brick wall. I don't read them all, but today the two that I did read were really great.
"Today is my b-day. My advice to you is never sneak away from this day and embrace it and share it with others. What a glorius night it will be. Every face you see is a memory. It may not be a perfectly perfect memory. Sometimes we have our ups and downs, but you're with people you have known for a moment or years and they are all yours for the day. Friend, I am going to break precendent and tell you my one candle wish: that you would have a life as lucky as mine, where you can wake up one morning and say, "I don't want anything more." Fourty-five years, don't they go by in a blink! Make sure you take some nice pictures to take with you. No worries."
"I want you to know this: you have the capacity to create something beautiful. Start right now. Today. I can't wait to see what you become."
Thanks for the words "Curious Strangers."
"I don't want anything more."