Love After Love
Letter to Myself at Age 2

Letter to Myself at Age 2

Letter to Myself at Age 7

Letter to Myself at Age 7

Letter to Myself at Age 12

Letter to Myself at Age 12

Letter to Myself at Age 21

Letter to Myself at Age 21

Letter to Myself at Age 25

Letter to Myself at Age 25

Letter to Myself at Age 29

Letter to Myself at Age 29

Letter to Myself at Age 2Letter to Myself at Age 7Letter to Myself at Age 12Letter to Myself at Age 21Letter to Myself at Age 25Letter to Myself at Age 29

“The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”

-Derek Walcott