Dear Lin-Manuel Miranda,
Hello, beautiful Lin! I hope you’re having the most wonderful of days…
I’m not quite sure if its night or day at your side of the world but now it’s 2:35 over here and I’ve decided I wanna write you this letter. And maybe a couple more letters in the future, I don’t know if that I’ll work out but i hope it does.
I finally got your GMORNING, GNIGHT book yesterday. Technically, I got it the second day it got out but my brother only managed to fly in from Chicago yesterday and safe to say we were too busy being wrapped up in him till now to do anything else.
I’ve read the first 70 pages or so, I wanted to read more but I might’ve broken down crying in the middle. I don’t know why but when I made it back to page 21 and I realized this was the same goodnight tweet I tugged at more than 8 months ago, I just couldn’t hold back.
I’m sure you don’t even remember, but that tweet means the world to me, not just because it sort of saved my life. It’s because it’s our tweet; mine, yours, and thousands of others like US. You asked us to tug if we need anything; I needed a lot of things, Lin, a lot. You gave me everything and more by just hitting a like button on my tweet, one amongst a sea of hundreds others u saw and liked as well.
I am so, so fucking grateful to you, a million times grateful for you and all that you do, all that you represent by being you.
Thank you, Lin-Manuel.
Hopefully I’ll see you later…
Salma (or sometimes Tangerine)