Enthography Field Notes

Kairos Letter for Macklin

My brother, Macklin, is my best friend, so when I sat down to write his Kiaros letter, I wanted to make sure it was perfect. Kairos is a religious retreat that all juniors at Jesuit High School in Tampa are required to attend. During this retreat, each of them receive personal letters from close family and friends. I began working on this letter a few days before it was due, and I knew to keep it short as my brother is not a big reader. However, keeping it short made it difficult to ensure I said everything I wanted to say. This letter aimed to let Maklin know that I am beyond proud of him and that he should be proud of himself for the person he has grown to be. While I wanted this essay to be personal, I wrote it in a conversational format. While I was not expecting a response from Macklin, when he came home from the retreat, he gave me a hug and said “Thank you.” Then I knew, that one, he actually read my letter, and two, I succeeded in writing this letter.

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