July 16, 2012
I love you.
Love Letters to Tucson is exactly that, a love letter or series of love letters to this sweet city/town on the edge of the desert. It is inspired by Julie Michelle’s i live here:sf and the goal of Love Letters to Tucson is to explore and share the wealth and diversity of experiences that makes Tucson…well, Tucson.
The hope is that as we explore Tucson through the eyes of its inhabitants we learn a little about the inhabitants who share this place with us. What is it that they love about Tucson? (And maybe some of those things they don’t like so much.) How did they come to be in Tucson? Is there an event, a memory, a place, or perhaps a season that makes Tucson special to them?
“I’m a Tucson inhabitant and want to share my love letter, how does it work?”
Share your love letter to Tucson with us. It can be just a sentence, a paragraph, a poem or perhaps a narrative with us about your relationship with Tucson or some particular aspect of Tucson.
We take some photographs in a location around town that is meaningful to you .
You get to review the photographs of you before they go out on the web that way nothing you hate will go out. Please know that I’m not (nor do I aspire to be) a professional photographer, but part of my interest in this project is the opportunity to practice photography. Please know that Love Letters to Tucson is a completely voluntary endeavor, a hobby, fitted in amid work and family and life. I look forward to reading your love letter to Tucson.
iliveheretucson at gmail dot com
ps. I asked Julie Michelle several years ago to take her idea and run with it here in Tucson. Now, I’m finally getting to it. Thank you Julie Michelle for your generosity and insights.