As Carol and Erlwin on Maalaala Mo Kaya, they had to maintain their love by exchanging letters for eight years. This might be challenging and impractical now, but it is true that some things are harder to say out loud. So, just like their characters, McCoy De Leon and Maris Racal would have to write letters to their special someone. Because some things are too hard to say in person.
To the one that got away, they shared the same sentiments. There is always a reason why people come and go in our lives. “Alam kong may dahilan kaya tayo pinagtagpo. Ngayong wala ka na, may dahilan din,” he read. The best we can do is try to understand the situation. This might take a while, but when you get it, you might feel the same as her, “now I know why, and thank you.”
To their future self, they both had encouraging words. It is normal for us to always work towards a better future. “You’re my savoir whenever I’m in doubt. Thank you. Keep on searching and learning,” in Maris’ case, it was a clear motivation to grow. On the other hand, McCoy is dedicating his sweat and tears to his loved ones, “Alam kong mahirap pero para ‘to sa mga taong mahal mo at mamahalin mo.”
To their future significant other, you can see how they show support in their own ways. “I wish you’re working hard right now. Fulfilling your dreams and finding yourself. You’ll be in my mind and heart forever,” she wrote. This suggests that Maris wants the kind of partnership where they can grow as a unit as well as individually. Meanwhile, McCoy is looking more towards acceptance. “Sana matanggap mo ko, kung ano ko, kung anong trabaho ko, at kung paano ako magmahal. Pangako ‘pag nangyari ‘yun, mas tutumbasan ko pa ang pagmamahal mo sa akin,” he wrote.
What would you write in your letters?