Choosing Life: The Last Letters

Ayelet Baron
2 min readJun 4, 2024

A Message from the Other Side

In choosing life, we don’t necessarily choose our circumstances every day. But we do choose how we show up and react.

In a world torn by war, a young soldier named Eden fought to protect her homeland. Amidst the battles, she clung to a worn notebook and penned her thoughts. As the battles grew fiercer, she wrote a letter to her beloved family.

“Choose life,” she implored, “Celebrate the beauty that exists, even amidst the darkness.”

Eden, a brave soul, lost her life eight months ago.

But her words reached many hearts as more bereaved families discovered their children’s last letters.

Tara, a wise old turtle, emerged from a nearby lake, moved by Eden’s letter. She sought out those struggling.

“What if we question, seek our own truths, and forge our paths?” Tara asked with conviction. “Life is a precious gift, cherish and celebrate it, even when you feel there’s no hope.”

Inspired by Tara and Eden, a few found solace in each other and in hope. With love and open hearts, they never forgot their sacrifices…



Ayelet Baron

Pioneering Futurist. Author. Former Cisco strategist. Thinkers50 author. Forbes 50 Female Futurists #indieauthor