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First weekly letter

October 28, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

In the 72nd week of Somyot’s detention his wife, Joop, shares with us her weekly letters to him. We will post each week her letter to him, updating on family and campaign life. Here is the first moving letter for you to read.

27 Oct 2012
Week 72 of the prolonged detention.

Dear P’Yot,
It’s been beyond 18 months since we haven’t lived together, I always miss you. I have tought back and forth many times that we should have spent time together more than that. There were many years that we did not watch the movies, did not do anything together as we did when we were young. I only hope that when you are released, we will be watching as many movies as we want again.
I know that the life in prison isn’t comfortable and no freedom. You couldn’t do whateven you want to do. It seems we have lot and lot of time and each day is a long day for you. Please spend this time of your life reviewing the past, you have to think that it is very rare opportunity that you can read numeroud books as you wish. You have plenty of time to write the books/articles, review them again and again to check for completeness and accuracy until you are satisfied with them. Actually all of us have the same amount of time each day, but we wouldn’t know how long we could have it. We wouldn’t know if our life will last long, it would be better if we know how long can we live so that we can calculate and plan our schedules much better. Nevertheless no one knows when will be our last day of life, so I thought that we should do our best everyday, focus on here and now and let it go for those things that we can’t control.
If you are pushing yourself to get out of jail no matter how, without careful considering of the method, we will not gain anything. The fight for a big change will not succeed. I always be with you, my heart will follow you and also respect your decision.

Don’t worry about me and our kids, we are strong and able to take care ourselves. Both of our kids are good, reliable and independent.

Finally please be reassured that I will be on you side as always. None of the day that I don’t miss you. I will do my best to help you to have freedom back as soon as possible.
Love you endlessly,


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