Here goes another song from the country world referring to letters. We have discussed this sometimes in class:
- Would you write in a letter to your future or past self?
- If so, what would you write?
- What advice would you give your future/past selves?
- Do you think heeding that advice would change the course of events?
If you would like to take this one step further, there is a website, FutureMe.org, that offers you the chance to send your future self some words of inspiration... or maybe a swift kick in the pants. Then, they deliver the letter to Future You, because they think that "getting a surprise from the past is actually kind of an amazing thing".
Well, this song, "Letter to Me" (2007) by Brad Paisley actually goes back, not forward, since it is a letter he writes to his 17-year-old self. It does hit a soft spot with me, let's see if it does you.
What would you write in a letter to your 17-year-old self?