Also, this will be my first feature where if you want to participate, you can link up your posts here! So exciting. I’ll leave it open all month. I don’t know how regular this will be- pretty much whenever you feel like writing a letter to a character, whether monthly, weekly, etc. You can also include multiple letters per post.
Dear Hazel from The Fault in Our Stars,
You should have died. I wrote about a million essays on that. (more like 2. but still.) In fact, if you were a real person, I’m sure you would be dead already. Because you had cancer.
In reality, I probably should be mad at Augustus too for stealing the story away from you, and then dying. I loved him, but I couldn’t be miserable when he died because he stole that away from you. You were supposed to be the star. He was better than you. You were mild. Mild! I couldn’t get anything from you! Sure, you were witty at times, and romantic, but not to the degree that Augustus was. I’m not sure which of you I’m more mad at!
Do I wish punishment on you? No! And yet you will have to live with the pain of Augustus’ death until you die yourself. It’s a miserable life! You live, and live, until you die. We’re all dying, Hazel! There is no such thing as infinity! Or oblivion! Because when we’re dead, we’ll have no concept of any of it anymore. Right? And things only mean something because we give them meaning! They only exist because we acknowledge them. We give them names. And it’s all variable between people.
So I don’t have to agree with you. I don’t have to pity you. You don’t want that anyway. We’re all dying, Hazel. Some faster than others.
The truth is, Augustus was a great soul. He wasn’t perfect. And he wanted something he couldn’t have, instead of being happy with you. Isn’t that always the case? But he was a great soul. And you should have been happy with him. Well, you were. But then he died. And we all must move on.
We’ll all die at some point, Hazel.
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