ASSIGNMENT:

Letters to those who have left us

Last updated 09:01 02/04/2013
Writing
ANDREW GORRIE/The Dominon Post
LIFE LETTERS: What would you say to a loved one who has passed away?

Relevant offers

Assignments

Housing bubble: Your stories of housing heartbreak Housing bubble: How can we fix the housing crisis? Your weird, wonderful, wacky gifts US election: America has spoken, now it's your turn Share your news and views Do you live with an invisible condition? Fireworks: Boom or bust? Have you ever been embarrassed to call yourself a Kiwi? How can we end the cycle of family violence? Living a life without children

"Remember me in your heart, your thoughts, your memories of the times we loved,

the times we cried, the times we fought, the times we laughed.

For if you always think of me, I will never be gone."

- Margaret Mead, American writer and poet (1901 - 1978)

When loved ones leave us, we often find ourselves thinking of the things we never had the chance to say. 

In this assignment, we want to give you the chance to write a letter to someone special who has died - recently or long ago - to say the things you wish you had when they were still here. 

Please include a photo of the person you are writing to, as we'll be creating an interactive graphic with the photos and letters. Letters should be no more than 300 words.

Please also provide us with information on the date the death occurred, and where it was registered for verification purposes.

To share your Life Letter, click the 'contribute' button.


View all contributions
Ad Feedback
Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content