To quote one of my favorite writers, „How wonderful it is to be able to write someone a letter! To feel like conveying your thoughts to a person, to sit at your desk and pick up a pen, to put your thoughts into words like this is truly marvelous.“
~Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
That’s the exact same thought which ran in my head the first time i wrote a letter on this relatively unknown app at that time called slowly. Since then it has become a beautiful little secret of me. I know it is very selfish of me to not share this amazing app with other people in my life but i just can’t seem to convince my heart to do it. It’s literally the best thing to ever happen to me in my whole life.
Honestly, i was heads over heal when i got my first letter here. I just couldn’t believe that someone in this incredibly massive world has written a letter to me. That special feeling would rest in my heart forever. I felt known. I felt excited. I felt good.
l’ve made many amazing friends here and gotten to know so many different cultures which i don’t think anybody at such a young age of me could experience. It’s kinda like traveling all over the world and hearing the stories of the people of those countries without having to leave your house. Being a socially anxious person for the entirety of my life, i could never have imagined myself having so many friends whom i actually felt like talking to. Not even in my wildest dreams.
But out of all great people I’ve ever met here on slowly, there’s specifically one who has been such a joy to have in life. She’s the personality twin i never knew i had. We’ve very much similar lives and share so many common interests. We write to each other almost daily since both of us are from the same country. We both share enormous love for music. On my birthday this year, she wrote me one adorable letter and made me two beautiful music playlists which i listen to literally daily. It’s one the best birthday gifts I’ve ever gotten. Even when we’re not writing because of our busy schedules, listening to those playlists makes me think of her everytime. Even while writing this story, I’m listening to her playlist. I can honestly count the number of people with my fingers who seems to me know me just better than she does. She’s the heartiest, goofiest, and honest soul I’ve ever met and I feel proud to call her my closest friend.
I honestly cannot imagine my life without this app anymore. It has been like a blessing in my life which i never knew i needed. I can’t even begin to think of the words which would be sufficient to thank the creators of this app who gave me this opportunity to get know the many shy souls like me all over the world.