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Live like a mighty river

—by Letters of Note / Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In 1986, 23 years after the death of Sylvia Plath, celebrated poet Ted Hughes wrote the following letter to their 24-year-old son, Nicholas, and, quite beautifully, advised him to embrace his "childish self" so as to experience life to its fullest.

Tragically, during a period of depression in 2009, Nicholas took his own life. He was 47.

(Source: Letters of T...

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