Conversations with myself

I would love to have tea and conversation with myself of five years ago (at age 19) and myself of ten years from now (at age 34.) I’d like to know what I would say to myself. I know the nineteen year old me wouldn’t listen to what the 24 and 34 year old me’s would have to say, but I would love to just chat with myself for a while. May as well bring in the sixteen year old me, while I’m at it. She had some issues, I would love to tell her that there actually is another side to everything, that she’s not going to be hurting forever. I’d like to let her know that she doesn’t have to keep those secrets, that if she tells someone it wouldn’t become her fault, that it isn’t her responsibility to take care of everyone else.

fneu and stuff… I’m still hazy and tired.


  • jerronimo

    February 5, 2001 at 10:58 am

    well, when you have kids, you can talk with them like that, but for the older you, try talking with your mom. 😉

  • maggi1234

    February 5, 2001 at 1:08 pm


    Richard Bach wrote a book where he talks to himself as a young man and again as an oldre wiser man. It was called either “bridge across forever” or “one”. Your post reminded me of it.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      February 5, 2001 at 1:22 pm

      Re: 🙂

      I have read both of those books… I was thinking about them when I wrote the post. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    February 7, 2001 at 10:10 am

    All the good stuff 🙂

    This was one of those nuggets that hits me reading your pages, every once in a while 🙂 I loved the idea of talking to your past/future selves.

    And I thought – Jenny should write a book – conversations with herself 🙂