Photographer unknown

April 4, 2010

Dear Sara:

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I’m glad you took the time to sit down and analyze your situation. You have had a hectic ten years but at the same time you have had a wonderful experience and will profit from it. It’s time to make a career change and I for one would like to see you take on the role of author.

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With your talents, the most lucrative, productive and satisfying career would be to write novels. Start with one where you have a lot of experience. “He is a young free-lance photographer, affiliated with Magnum. He has obtained an assignment from your firm to do a photo shoot of Afghanistan by following the path of the previous Russian involvement there and why they failed. He has just  returned from there on September 10, 2001. He makes a date with you to give you a heads-up on some of the details and photos of the difficult terrain and hardships involved. You make a date to have lunch at Windows on the World at noon on Sept. 11, 2001.”

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Take it from there and develop a  traumatic, compelling love story of these two young people.

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As for myself I’m still hanging in there. I’m satisfied with my sons’ achievements and with my grandchildren. Each is special to me in their own way. It’s been a productive life. I feel fulfilled and ready for the final journey. I’m at peace with my journey through life.

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And I Love You

Grandpa