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
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.
Maureen, you make a difference each and every day. xoxo
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.