Dear Stranger

Dear Stranger is a letter to my birth parents formatted into a children's book. We all have those people that we no longer know. We all have those people that we have questions for and sometimes life doesn’t give us the opportunity to ask those questions. Ever since I was little people have asked me if I could would I want to meet my birth parents? To be honest, to this day I still don’t know if I want to meet them or not. I know that they gave birth to me and that we are connected by blood but they are still faceless strangers to me. They were never apart of my life and yet I'm still curious about them and I want them to be proud of me. In this piece I explore what I want to tell them without having to actually tell them. 

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Dear Stranger.jpeg

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we've never talked but i'm your daughter

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Do I have my mothers smile and my father

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what kind of work do you do.jpeg

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what is home like.jpeg

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i want to know.jpeg

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i have many questions for you.jpeg

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i don't know if I am a wasp or silkworm.

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when i do research.jpeg

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maybe you wanted a son.jpeg

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many diffrent things could have affected

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something very diffrent knowing and assu

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is that bad.jpeg

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some difficult questions for you.jpeg

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leave em somewhere close to home.jpeg

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did you kow i was brought to an orphanag

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did you watch me.jpeg

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do you rember me.jpeg

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did you know i was adopted.jpeg

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are you curious about me.jpeg

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they filled out a lot of paperwork.jpeg

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i am very fortnate.jpeg

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the orphanage said i had hep b.jpeg

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my adoptive parents made sure i had food

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we were a family.jpeg

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how are you.jpeg

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growing up i wondered.jpeg

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are you both tall or short.jpeg

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Where do you live.jpeg

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is it a place where mother and father lo

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do I have any siblings.jpeg

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folklore.jpeg

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i don't know why you gave me up.jpeg

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the one child policy.jpeg

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finacially or medically unwell.jpeg

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educated guesses.jpeg

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i'm scared to know the truth.jpeg

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contradicts itself.jpeg

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did you put much thought into where you

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did you know i was found.jpeg

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there were many children there.jpeg

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do you ever think about me.jpeg

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did you love me.jpeg

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do you care.jpeg

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i'm very lucky.jpeg

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groing up.jpeg

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as a child i  was.jpeg

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did you know when i was first adopted.jp

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i grew up climbing trees.jpeg

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ups and sowns.jpeg

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but we'v had a good life.jpeg

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Dear Stranger is a hand bound Japanese Stab Bound book. The cover is a one of a kind heat press print made by Sarah Whyte. The book is 51 pages long and was created in 2019.

Design Copyright ⓒ2019 by Sarah Whyte. All rights reserved.

Dear Stranger is a limited First Edition of 5 copies. Pinted on a Canon Co_ColorLaser_Print Q.Hand Bound by Sarah Whyte.