Tuesday, March 30, 2010
My So-Called Life (the famous letter)
I know in the past I've caused you pain and I'm sorry. And I'll always be sorry 'till the day I die. And I hate this pen I'm holding because I should be holding you. I hate this paper under my hand because it isn't you. I even hate this letter because it's not the whole truth. Because the whole truth is so much more than a letter can even say. If you want to hate me, go ahead. If you want to burn this letter, do it. You could burn the whole world down; you could tell me to go to hell. I'd go, if you wanted me to. And I'd send you a letter from there.
- My So-Called Life television series
This is a sad letter but it's even more sad in the context of the show. Jordan wants to apologize to Angela but he can't do it. He also can't read or write very well so he enlists Brian to help him write it. Brian has always loved Angela and writes the letter pretty much in both he and Jordan's voice.