My name is Pia Davis, & I want you to know I exist.
I’m 27 years old, & in this moment in time I am I’m sitting in my apartment in West LA, gazing out the window, wondering what all of you are doing right now, & where in the world you might be.
It’s twilight, & the sky’s a deep purple… I see 9 commercial airlines waiting to land at LAX. Also, I can see both the sun and the moon in the sky.
I’m alive, breathing the same air as you, walking on the ground you once stepped on, or one day will. … I can’t help but wonder if you and I have brushed shoulders somewhere in the world, we very well might have.
It’s 6:47pm on a Friday, and my dog, whom I utterly adore is curled up on my feet, fast asleep. I’m glad he is because his warm, heavy body is preventing me from getting up and procrastinating, or abandoning this email our of fear and self doubt.
I always imagined that if given the chance to write to the Listserve, I would somehow bang out the most insightful, life-changing, world hunger beating, polio-irradiating, humanity-healing email ever.
I realize that this is more than likely the largest audience I will ever have, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to reach you in as personal a space as your email.
You know, it’s very possible that as a collective, we have experienced every variation of human emotion… cool! Together, we’ve walked on every continent; who knows, maybe we’ve collectively darn near explored every corner of our earth.
I’m not a blind optimistic; I, too, live in the very same world that you do. Yes, I’m abridge to the issues that we as humanity are currently facing. I’m exposed to the same news as you, & inundated with messages of bigotry and discrimination, just like you. I only wish the media would gratify us with a little positivity every now and then. In actuality, we as a ‘people’ do kind, selfless, and amazing things every day, but they go unrecognized.
To quote the Listserve, “If given the opportunity, what would you say to a million people?” (statistic exaggeration!)
Well, my answer is such; well, when it’s all said and done, apparently the content of this email is what I would say.
Before I slink away into obscurity, I want to create an opportunity for us to connect. If you feel inspired, do reach out.. I’d love to hear from you! You can email me at ‘shareyourstorieswithme11 @ gmail . com’.
People fascinate the hell out of me; trust me, I wanna know your story, I truly do. So, indulge me, won’t you?
My instagram is @pld88, swing by & say hi!
In all probability, I will never get a chance to speak to you again.. but, I want to end by telling you that I love you.
We don’t one another, we might never will; but that’s inconsequential.
While reading this, know these words are from me to you; because YOU, yes.. you.. are whom I’ve been thinking of as I’ve been writing.
.. I love you for all that you are, and all that you are not.
I love all parts of you; all you have said, and all that remains unsaid.
It was an honor to have had the opportunity to connect with all you beautiful people. Stay happy, & always remember how immensely powerful you are.
From my heart to yours,
PS- The magic is in the details….