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Nine Santa Cruz authors participated in The Love Letters Project on Saturday, February 11th, held at The Musuem of Art and History (MAH), Bookshop Santa Cruz, and Felix Kulpa Gallery. Each writer was asked to contribute a poem or letter they had written for someone or something they love. The poems and letters written by Wincy Lui at The Love Letters Project follow her contribution.

Wincy Lui's Love Letter

February 2012

To My Dearest Love,

            I write these words of adoration to you not because you buy me dinner, or give me small gifts at unexpected moments. Nor do I love you just because you say you love me in return. No, I love you because I have found, after five wonderful years, a feeling of safety and security in your arms, and because your every action reaffirms your words. When you look at me, you take the time to make the world stop just in order to see my face more clearly. When I complain about trivial things, you listen and make remarks that support my mood. You have been willing to take care of me even in the worst of health, and you know me inside and out, loving me for my flaws as much as for my accomplishments.

            It is at this juncture I cannot help but think upon the moments when I felt the most love for you, the moments where I find myself loving you the best: when you’re lying with your head on my lap, my hands gently caressing your hand, your skin, the outline of your jaw; when I’m cradled in the safe embrace of your arms; when you are laughing so hard your whole body threatens to tip over from joy; and when you take my hand in yours and gently press your lips into my palm. When you brush away my tears and tell me it’s all right, when you forgive me for hurting you, when you encourage me to reach for my goals, and when you kiss me with all your love and devotion.

            These are but a small collection of moments and reasons why I love you. If I were to truly list all the reasons that I find myself loving you, it would rival the encyclopedia in length. Maybe some day I will write that list. Until then, please believe me when I say that I remain,

Happily Yours,
Wincy Lui
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Poems written by Wincy for the Love Letters Project:

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Hi, I am Wincy Lui and I like bread. I am also, coincidentally, a creative writing major at UCSC and I couldn’t be happier to be writing for this Valentine’s Day Love Letter project. I am passionate about writing, love, all things fluffy and sprinkles. If you would like to talk about any of the above things, don’t be afraid to stop on by and chat. You can find a small showing of my work at


Winter 2012 Issue

Wallace Baine
Don Rothman
Karen Ackland

Carolyn Burke
Farnaz Fatemi
Gary Young

Clifford Henderson
Micah Perks
Paul Skenazy

Julia Chiapella

Love Letters Project
Wallace Baine
Lauren Crux
Stephanie Golino
Neal Hellman
Cheyenne Street Houck
Erin Johnson
Wincy Lui
Elizabeth McKenzie
Alyssa Young

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