Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dear You by Derra Nicole Sabo


Dear
You
by
Derra Nicole Sabo

Genre:
Biography

Dear
You is a lovely invitation into Derra Nicole Sabo's world.

A
wonderful opportunity borne out of a complex and challenging
experience, to recall the good times with loved ones, the chance to
express the rarely spoken profound specifics of what binds friends
and family together.

This
is a heart-warming collection of letters to loved ones that explores
the wonder, frailty and extraordinary qualities of friendship,
family, love and life.




Excerpt 1:


Dear You,
How y’all doin’? Perfectly imperfect I hope. Well, I come to you today because I have a favor to ask of you. I
need you to do me a kindness. Don’t worry, it won’t take up much of your time and it doesn’t cost a single shiny
Lincoln, however, it does require a few ounces of brain power and an open space in your heart. I have a story for
you… Yes, I know what you’re thinking, “Oh great, another book about a nobody’s life. A tale of how a nobody had a great childhood then hit a pot hole or two while growing up, but in the end found herself and had a happily ever after.” Well congrats, you are 50% correct.
This is indeed a tale of a nobody’s life, however, the bits about finding herself and having a happily ever are
slightly off. My tale is about a young girl born with an unwanted label cemented onto her forehead, a label that
cast a beautiful curse upon her heart. Do you know what it feels like to be a happy kid and then to have that rug
pulled from under your feet? To go from feeling broken to damaged to completely worthless in one swift motion? How about wanting so much to fit in that it starts to break you down into a reflection that your 20/20
vision can no longer make out? To be marked as “different”?
I have a story to tell you, a story filled with happiness drowned out by brokenness, sprinkled with darkness and topped with a delicious suicide attempt.
Served alongside is a refreshing shot of completely losing one’s self, ending in rebuilding an underdog to
become an invincible version of a beautifully imperfect human.
So here we are; just you and I sitting in a cozy place getting ready for the story that I have to tell. Now
whether you listen or not is your decision...





As
someone with anxiety, writing is my way of speaking. When my verbal
skills fail, my pen excels. I have always had something to say to the
world and to the humans residing in it, I just could never get my
mind and mouth to be on the same level. So, I picked up a pen and
haven't looked back. I have a message for you. A message for my
family, my friends and to all the beating hearts. Dear You is a
letter personally written, from me to you.






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