Victim of his own Gatsby-esque fantasies, Ray is a New Jersey native a long way from home.
It doesn’t take much. Take a piece of paper, jot down a few sentences, a “Dear you,” and a “Love, me” and you’ve just written a good, old-fashioned letter. Make those sentences a heartfelt admission of love and you now hold in your hands one of the most precious things on earth: a love letter.
Love letters are a cornerstone of romance. From a first-grade girl, enthusiastically filling a page with misspelled words as they pour out of her impassioned soul, to an old man, carefully detailing the love he has left to give, love letters tell of a passion so poignant, it has to be recorded, proclaimed and preserved.
But perhaps I’m coming on a bit strong. Let’s back up a bit.
Hi, my name is Ray. I’m a 24-year-old kid who just moved to Los Angeles from New Jersey to do what I love: act. I settled in about a month ago and perhaps the most exciting aspect of the move has been having my very own address and knowing that every single piece of incoming mail is meant for me (and the occasional bill for former tenant Vazmahni). The bills are mine, the ads are mine, and yes, the precious, infrequent letters are MINE!
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