Excerpt from NEW YEAR, OLD ROAD, DRIVE ON
A letter found at The Nepenthe in Big Sur, spitting distance from the place I wrote The Envelope almost thirteen years before. A book about an anonymous letter found on the street. It's real and it's amazing and I feel so lucky to have found one of these letters and to now know about such an incredible movement to send love to strangers for absolutely no other reason than to send love to strangers.
(The kids and I will be writing anonymous letters and hiding them all over Los Angeles this year and hope you'll join us. I mean, can you imagine if this really caught on? All that energy put out into the world? That's power, man. What a concept.)
Thank you for your beautiful letter, Maya, wherever you are. The note lives in my wallet now -- a reminder to keep on down the road and in your words "to stay myself." And to, perhaps, revisit The Envelope some day. This year? Maybe so. Feels right. Feels like the signiest of signs...
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