Hi guys, this will go on for a few minutes and you don't have to read it if it seems too long. Also, english isn't my native language and this all may sound a bit odd.
But I've been wanting to send a letter to Stephen for quite a while now and I can't find a way, so this is my last resource. And I don't want anything in return, I just want him to know... this:
(Dark Tower Readers Spoiler Alert!)
My name is Evelyn, I'm 27 and I have just started reading the 7th book from the Dark Tower Saga.
I haven't finished the journey, we're still a long way from the Tower. But I already wanted to say thanks. I'd like you to know how it changed me.
I grew up reading your stories... and that's the thing: I grew up. I'm an adult now, and man, it SUCKS. My mind used to be a Wonderland, books were my sactuary and, hell, I could even write some decent stories. But then the world moved on... This last year was not a good year for me. It's like life was saying "Here, take a big sip of greyish-adult life". Yuck.
But then I got the chance to travel along with a gunslinger and to feel a part of his ka-tet. And you know what? It's back. The Wonderland is back. Maybe it was never gone, and only forgotten. The thing is, I've got my imagination back. I go to bed and instead of worrying about stupid adult stuff, I get to be somewhere else, because there are many other worlds, than this. And that awesome door is open again.
You know how some admirers give their idols advice and orders, like "Britney, don't shave your head like that" or "Stephen, stop fooling around and finish that goddam saga"? Beats me why would they say such things. I find it insolent, kind of funny. And bold.
Well, I'm a very bold girl so can I give you my advice now? Here it is:
Every now and then, take a big breathe, clear up your mind... and allow yourself to become as infinite as the universe is. I will meet you there and we'll have a toast. A toast to you. Because without even knowing me, without even looking at me, you reached me and you changed me. You gave me something that makes my life better, every day. And that's magic. Tolkien-like magic. You're magical.
PD: The strangest thing happened today.
PD: It's over, I'm at the end of the saga and at the beginning of my life after the saga. Again, for these books and their magic, I say thankya.
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