Letters to Hiroshima #1: The Day We Met

This is the first in a new project of mine called, ‘Letters to Hiroshima.’

I hope you enjoy it! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

Dear Hiroshima,

I remember the day I first met you. I walked out of Hiroshima Station after arriving on the Shinkansen and I looked back at the sign and smiled. I wasn’t sure why, but you made me feel good. I felt like I’d finally met someone I really liked and could see myself being with for the long haul. 

Two nights wasn’t enough to get to know you but I know you made a deep impression. 

The Dome. What can I say? No words can adequately express how anyone feels when they first see it… It leaves a deep impression that makes you feel both ashamed at the destruction humans can cause and truly amazed that it survived. 

I knew from that day I would never be the same. 

I didn’t want to leave. Everyone felt the same way. We all agreed that you were something special. I can only speak for myself, but I felt a kind of peace just walking around and exploring you. I wanted to talk to you and get to know you better. More than anything though, I wanted you to speak to me. I wanted you to confide in me, to tell me your secrets and to show me the deepest parts of yourself. 

You didn’t have to say how you felt. I could feel it and you knew too. When I made that vow to return, you knew I had sealed my fate with you. 

I haven’t regretted a single day with you. 




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