Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First Letter to Maria Reyes, Freedom Writer

Dear Maria Reyes,
Hello my name is [anonymous] the one, who asked where you got your jeans from, and I want to thank you for coming and talking to us about how you made it and that you didn’t give up. It takes a lot of courage to come all this way to talk to us.
You have made me think about my life and think do I really want to be this person people think I am. I have been through a lot and how I’m going to make it, I feel I can do it from your experience. You said that you didn’t like school that much and I hate school but I need it to be better if I want to get somewhere in life. I’m not that good in typing letters so, I just want to thank you a lot and you helped me see something different in my life that I didn’t know I had. You changed the way I see things. Talk soon.

1 comment:

reyrey said...

Yes, I remember you. Thank you for your kind words. It was an honor to be there and meet all of you. So much can be gained, learned, and understood of oneself when we can see ourselves in other people.

I hope you give school a chance. Take accountability for your own education. It is one of the few for sure tickets out from the world that is, to a world that can be. Continue to see the possibility in your life.