“We’ll Know When We Get There”

I was in the midst of wrapping up a very long day, when I ran across this little gem via Twitter.

Proof again that John Hughes was a man among men.

The following blog details a ten-year long pen pal relationship between Hughes and Alison Byrne Fields, a young woman in the throes of the agony – and the confusion – of adolescence. I believe that Hughes’ encouragement and support saved a life – and a talent. Beautifully written.

We all need a mentor. Even those of us long past feckless youth. I’m glad that Hughes was there for her.

While you wind down your day, and prepare for the next, take a look, and read in awe and wonder… and cherish the gift that was John Hughes.

Now, go write.

HRH, Princess Scribe

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4 Responses to “We’ll Know When We Get There”

  1. Maureen Brady Johnson says:

    Being a teacher for over thirty years, I like to think I have saved some lives. I’ve been told that my husband and I did save some kids by the kids themselves that showed up in the art room and the black box theatre. It saves MY life now that I am retired and look backward asking questions like, “Did I have a life? Did I really make a difference?” I can say YES…and it gives me such peace.


  2. He still saves my life every day. Thanks for sharing this.


    • Thank you for your eloquent and moving post. It brought tears to my eyes… and joy to my soul. I’m so glad that you were so fearless, and initiated – and shared – this poignant and beautiful relationship.


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