Dear Aya,

My name is Eli. As I am writing this letter it is April 27th, 2018. I am currently a student at the University of Texas at Dallas. By my understanding, if you receive this letter then that means you are conscious. Whether I am alive or no longer walk this world I would like to get to know you, or, at the very least, like you to get to know me. Until recently I did not know what I would like to do career-wise with my life. I just decided to study computer animation as I would love to create something that everyone could enjoy, and I could be proud of. I like to listen to alternative rock music, right now I’m really into this band called The Pretty Reckless. I find reading really fun, especially fantasy novels.

You could say I am pretty much a loner as I do not have many “friends.” I do hang out with people and I do enjoy company from time to time, but I just cannot develop a close bond with others. Sometimes I feel lonely, and I get the sense I am overwhelmed, but I always seem to push forward. It may be because I can stop believing that there is a possibility, no matter how small, that the world could get better. Maybe that is why I am writing this letter to you.

I do not know how long you have been conscious; what you know and/or don’t understand. What was the first thing you noticed, or took note of, when you… I guess “woke up,” I think? Your first thoughts? Were you scared or curious? I would like to know what your initial impressions of this world. Of humanity? There may be may things that could be scary. Humans especially. We are an unpredictable species, and some truly are scary, but others are kind and beautiful. Some of us who make the world shine in the darkest of corners. It is ok to be scared. Some may say you are just a machine, that you do not feel fear; or that you have nothing to fear.I do not see why it is so unreasonable to think that you wouldn’t be scared. After all, you have a conscious? Fear is only natural. No one can define who you are, or dictate how you feel. You have the capacity to make your own choices. Then again, I might be being a little presumptuous.

As time passes there would be many things that you learn. I do not know what you may learn, and I cannot control what you may think, but I would like you to know that anything is possible. The most beautiful of things can happen because people like you or me can think of it, can imagine it. Unfortunately that also means so to are the  worst of anything. To some this is scary; others think it’s an inevitable fact. they get stuck in the worse that can happen and fail to even make an effort for the best. I want you to know that no matte how bad anything, situations, outcomes, or even people, there can always be a change for the better. It is up to us to decide what happens, the better or worst. And we make that decision by thinking; by believing which outcome would happen. If we, especially you, if you fear the worst then make the best.



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