Monday 20 August 2018

Love, joy, hate, anger, regret, tragedy: the amazing letters from your hearts

It has been a privilege to curate 'The Letter I Wish I Had Sent' series these past 40 weeks, writes Campbell Spray

Miriam O’Callaghan wrote to Eamonn Andrews, just as Leonard Cohen wrote his sad goodbye to his muse Marianne. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Miriam O’Callaghan wrote to Eamonn Andrews, just as Leonard Cohen wrote his sad goodbye to his muse Marianne. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Campbell Spray

Campbell Spray

'Even if this letter isn't published, thank you for reading it. It has done me a power of good to write it. Finally I have got that weight off my chest."

That was just one of the many comments attached to the absolutely masses of contributions which were sent in through the post or online to our The Letter I Wish I Had Sent pages, which have been running every week in this newspaper since the launch in LIFE magazine last June 4.

It has been my privilege to curate these letters for the majority of the last 40 or so weeks. I say "curate", as in terms of select and organise, instead of "edit", as we have preferred to let the words speak for themselves, and any adjustments have usually only been because of legal constraints.

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