Shalom Life | October 01, 2014

Lena Dunham Shares Intimate and Romantic Personal Letter to Jack Antonoff

Week 14 of Miranda July’s ‘We Think Alone’ asks participants to send a sad email

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: September 30th, 2013 in Culture » Society » News

Lena Dunham Shares Intimate and Romantic Personal Letter to Jack Antonoff

Miranda July’s ‘We Think Alone’ project has provided readers intimate access to the lives of public figures for 14 weeks now. This week’s installment asked celebrity participants to share “a sad email.”

While Kirsten Dunst, Sheila Heti, and the Rodarte sisters sent short, non-revealing, notes, ‘Girls’ creator, Lena Dunham, bravely provided a personal email sent to boyfriend, Jack Antonoff (of fun. fame), describing her strong feelings for him during a trip to India.

Read the entire email below:

Dearest Baby,

I'm trying to keep a journal on this trip. Historically I have done really poorly with a journal. The idea of writing without an audience seemed futile at best and like a bad voice over on a cancelled ABC show at worst. When I was little I left my journal out, open, for my parents to find (then hid behind the counter waiting for them to read it so I could be incensed.) But somehow my book makes every piece of writing feel as though it has an eventual home (maybe that's how your album feels?) and gives record-keeping a kind of fullness it never had before. Which is good, because my old move was to write these long belabored emails to people at home and find a way to enjoy my travels by imagining them imagining me enjoying my travels. I think I can enjoy my travels on my own this time, but I did have one revelation:

I was walking through a beautiful Indian garden this morning (Lodi garden! The oldest in the city! It looks like if someone crushed Versailles with a giant Doc Marten) and passed a big green pond with a dozen disorderly swans. All the old people in my party were cooing about the swans but I was focused on this young couple, late teens or early twenties, curled up on a bench talking really animatedly. We spent 40 minutes walking around the garden and when we circled back they were still there, chatting like fiends. And And I thought of you, like always, and I felt I could spend four days on a bench with you and it wouldn't be enough time to hear all the stories you have to tell-- I literally want to know everything you have ever seen and what you felt like while you were seeing it. And I will be so much better my whole life for knowing those things.

I love you,

Lena

‘The Simpsons’ Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers in ‘Jewish Heaven’ ‘The Simpsons’ Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers in ‘Jewish Heaven’ TrendingAdam Levine is Covered With Cow Blood in New Creepy Music Video [VIDEO] Adam Levine is Covered With Cow Blood in New Creepy Music Video [VIDEO] TrendingAdam Lambert and Queen Announce U.K Arena Tour Adam Lambert and Queen Announce U.K Arena Tour Trending
 

Stratasys Opens ‘World’s Most Advanced’ 3D Printer Factory In Israel

October 01, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
Stratasys Opens ‘World’s Most Advanced’ 3D Printer Factory In Israel

The company has opened up a huge factory in Kiryat Gat that will supply hundreds of Israelis with new jobs

Read More

Dutch 14-Year-Old Claims He's Part of ISIS, Threatens to Cut Off Jews' Heads

October 01, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Dutch 14-Year-Old Claims He's Part of ISIS, Threatens to Cut Off Jews' Heads

After posting a crude and offensive video, the teenager has since been suspended from school

Read More

Netanyahu to Obama: We Are Committed to Peace with the Palestinians

October 01, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Netanyahu to Obama: We Are Committed to Peace with the Palestinians

During White House talks Wednesday, the two leaders discuss the threat of ISIS, Iran's nuclear agenda and the Palestinian status quo

Read More

If Drake, Seth Rogen or Jerry Seinfeld Auditioned for the Role of Tevye from 'Fiddler on the Roof' [VIDEO]

October 01, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
If Drake, Seth Rogen or Jerry Seinfeld Auditioned for the Role of Tevye from 'Fiddler on the Roof' [VIDEO]

Yossi Zimmerman demonstrates what it would be like if "other Jewish actors" auditioned for the classic Jewish movie

Read More

Israeli App Technology in Fight Against Ebola Virus

October 01, 2014 | By Viva Sarah Press
Israeli App Technology in Fight Against Ebola Virus

Volunteers turn to Snapp apps builder to create About Ebola information app in native African languages including Wolof, Jola, Krio and Swahili

Read More

Hilarious Israeli Comedy Troupe, Tziporela, Heads Off-Broadway

October 01, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Hilarious Israeli Comedy Troupe, Tziporela, Heads Off-Broadway

The innovative 9-member comedy ensemble has snagged a five-week run in New York

Read More

The Top 10 Life-Saving Israeli Tech Companies

September 30, 2014 | By Maya Yarowsky, NoCamels
The Top 10 Life-Saving Israeli Tech Companies

Freezing tumors with ice, creating nano-sized virus killers and helping people out of the rubble with a robotic snake is all in a day's work for these Israeli companies whose technology is helping to save many a life

Read More

The Love Jewce: Jewvangelist

September 30, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: Jewvangelist

A look at the popular web-series that tells the story of a female rabbi in LA trying to keep her synagogue alive

Read More

More Headlines