We love finding and rescuing old letters and keepsake photos from inside books and boxes at second-hand stores. Love letters are especially touching to discover and ponder the mystery of how and why once-precious artifacts like that end up in junk shops. Nevertheless, love letters are a joy to read.
This unsigned love letter (or unfinished draft) was on the first page of a large sketchbook. All the other pages were blank. It was found by photographer Tristan Savatier lying under a tree, facing the ocean, near Point Lobos/Lands End, San Francisco in February 2007. The author of this love letter later discovered this photo of it posted on the photographer’s website in February 2011. His name is Keith and he had yet to reconnect with Stella.
Photo: Tristan Savatier