Seriously, I’m not making this up! A few weeks ago I found, without even looking, a company in Poland that specialises in business storytelling and I signed up to their newsletter. The owner, a lady in her mid 40s I’d say, turned out to be very creative with her writing. A bit too creative possibly.
Shortly after I signed up to the newsletter she went to Israel and she’s writing a book there. She seems to be really enjoying being there and her newsletter is getting more and more personalised in a freakish way.
A few days ago she wrote that she loves me and I was kind of ok with it. I mean I told myself ‘this is just creative writing and her business is about creative writing so that’s ok’ but today she wrote that she’s hoping I will have ‘light coloured eyes giving me attention this Easter’ and that was already a bit off putting and I really started thinking why colour of those eyes is so important for her (John has brown eyes so he wouldn’t qualify) and then she wrote that there will be a mass for me in Tabgha, in Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter on Sunday morning.
This is freaking me out! I am fully aware how newsletters are created, I mean everyone on her email list gets the same text with their name but such a literal language is really grabbing my attention. It makes me feel like she knows me and she knows what I’m doing when I read her newsletter.
I wonder if neurotypical people would have the same reaction?
I initially intended to unsubscribe but guess what? I now want to know what is going to happen next. My own reactions really surprised me. And I thought I know myself well.
Maybe I should create a newsletter? But that means more work! Let me think.