The letter Gerry wrote to his parents.
Surprise. I know this probably feels a little bit morbid... But I just hate the idea that I'm not gonna be there to see আপনি freak out over turning 30. I mean, it kills me not to be there. Heh-heh. That's funny. Okay. No, it's not. You're gonna be so impressed. I have a plan, baby. Can আপনি believe it? I've written আপনি letters. Letters that will be coming to আপনি all sorts of ways. I waited till your birthday. I figured আপনি weren't stepping out of the house for a while. Letter number one will be arriving tomorrow. Now, আপনি must do what I say, okay? Don't try to figure out how the letters are coming. It's too brilliant and it'll ruin my plan. Just go along with me on this. Because the thing is, I just can't say goodbye yet. So for starters. I want আপনি to get dolled up, and just go out and celebrate tonight. Go out with your girlies. I hereby free আপনি from a party with your family, especially your mom. Oh, man, your mom's there, isn't she? Mm. Shit. Sorry, Patricia. It isn't that I don't প্রণয় you, but she needs to get a little crazy. So have a slice of the bloody cake, put on your dress and get out of the apartment. Denise, make a plan. Just leave me with John, okay? And know that wherever I am, I'm missing you. Happy birthday.
I প্রণয় you."
Save yourself bruises and buy yourself a bedside lamp. And remember, a disco diva must look her best. Go buy yourself a knock-out outfit. You'll need it for when my পরবর্তি letter comes. And I know আপনি hate your job, but I'll help. Look for a sign. You'll know what to do.
P.S. I প্রণয় you.
Go on disco diva! Karaoke this month. Perform and আপনি never know, আপনি might be rewarded...
P.S. I প্রণয় you.
My leather জ্যাকেট is for you. I always loved the way that looked on you. But the rest of my stuff, আপনি don't need it. Make some মহাকাশ in that bloody apartment for yourself. Go on. It's time, baby.
P.S. I প্রণয় you.
Hey, Big Mama.
Make sure my baby has a good time. Make sure আপনি and John do everything আপনি wanna do, whenever আপনি wanna do it. And make sure my baby does things. I want আপনি to take her fishing. And be sure to give yourself a big, sweaty pony-boy চুম্বন from me.
Denise, take চিরশ্যামল গুল্মবিশেষ to Whelan's, my পছন্দ pub. There's beautiful সঙ্গীত to be heard, beautiful people to be around. And Denise, you're going to heaven for being my baby's friend. I'm making all the arrangements up here for you. Got a few hot men lined up. I hear Ben Franklin's hung like a racehorse.
To my Galway Girl:
You're an অ্যাঞ্জেল for seeing my folks. I told আপনি my mom didn't hate your guts. Well, আপনি know, anymore. আপনি are now standing in my fort, where I did all my big thinking. This is where I stood thinking about আপনি after the very first time we met. আপনি didn't look real to me at first. I never saw so many রঙ on one girl before... But আপনি looked like আপনি belonged out there, all right. আপনি and all your colors. Do আপনি remember the first thing আপনি ever ব্যক্ত to me? ("I'm lost.")
Oh, আপনি didn't look lost, not to me. At first, the no-talking thing didn't last. Before long, I couldn't get আপনি to shut up. But আপনি were so cute, trying to impress me with William Blake and all your grand plans. I had no idea what আপনি were talking about... I didn't have a clue, actually. I loved আপনি right then and there. Life had changed as I knew it. And now it's changed again, love. See, I don't worry about আপনি remembering me... It's that girl on the road আপনি keep forgetting. "My business is to create. It doesn't even matter what আপনি do."
আপনি told me that, remember? P.S. So go home. Go find it. Find that thing that makes আপনি like nobody else. I'll help. Look for a sign.
I don't have much time. I don't mean literally, I mean you're out buying ice cream and you'll be প্রথমপাতা soon. But I have a feeling this is the last letter, because there is only one thing left to tell you. It isn't to go down memory lane অথবা make আপনি buy a lamp, আপনি can take care of yourself without any help from me. It's to tell আপনি how much আপনি সরানো me, how আপনি changed me. আপনি made me a man, দ্বারা loving me Holly. And for that, I am eternally grateful... Literally. If আপনি can promise me anything, promise me that whenever you're sad, অথবা unsure, অথবা আপনি lose complete faith, that you'll try to see yourself through my eyes. Thank আপনি for the honor of being my wife. I'm a man with no regrets. How lucky am I. আপনি made my life, Holly. But I'm just one chapter in yours. There'll be more. I promise. So here it comes, the big one. Don't be afraid to fall in প্রণয় again. Watch out for that signal, when life as আপনি know it ends.
P.S. I will always প্রণয় you.
আপনি ব্যক্ত আপনি wanted me to fall in প্রণয় again... And maybe one দিন I will, but there are all kinds of প্রণয় out there. This is my one and only life... And it's a great and terrible and short and endless thing... And none of us come out of it alive. I don't have a plan except that it's time my mom laughed again. She's never seen the world. She's never seen Ireland, so I'm taking her back to where we started. Maybe now she'll understand. I don't know how আপনি did it, but আপনি brought me back from the dead. I'll write to আপনি again soon.
P.S. Guess what.