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Dear Wade,

I know that you like to laugh at me for being so driven that I sweat the small stuff or develop too much tunnel vision and make a naïve, reputation-damaging misstep, but honestly, Wade, my good-natured personality has its limits! How about we schedule moments for you to bug me?

Sounds good, doesn't it? Okay, thanks.

Zoe

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Dear Anna Beth,

I appreciate the fact that we're talking a little now.

Maybe the Belles Hell Week got you to see me differently. I'd like for us to build a fun, light acquaintanceship, and I know we could!

Then again…you're under Lemon's thumb, so…that won't be easy.

Zoe

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Dear Jeff Lewis,

I adore you. I'm not a regular viewer of the reality show that follows you through some of your projects in the design business, but I do think you're very impressive. Your jokes are injections of everything sharp, funny and real. They help me stay sane, because I guess they help me stay in touch with my old life.

Zoe

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Dear Carrie Bradshaw,

Your clothes and job and apartment are so incredible that I almost can't believe them. I would love to have your life and your man, but…only the Carrie on TV. Not the one in the book.

Zoe

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Dear Roy Drusky,

Wade probably wants to be you. Would that make him hillbilly #4,688 to feel that way?

Zoe

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Dear Shelly,

Thank you for helping me stay sane, and for standing out a little from the rest of the people in this town. You understand me in a way that I don't think anyone else in Bluebell does.

Zoe

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Dear George,

I feel like…

Ugh.

Look, I really respect you.

Zoe

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Dear Wade,

I know you are, but what am I?

Zoe

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Dear Mom,

I don't know how much I trust you. The emotions are still shaky there. I'm glad that you now realize what a huge deal your secrecy was. I count it as betrayal, and therefore I'm uncertain, making our relationship hop into limbo once in a while. I will get past this, but…not today or tomorrow.

After all, you didn't just lie to me about part of where I come from genetically, but I feel like I've only recently gotten a glimpse of some of the cultural awareness and respect and advice and - Mom, I've never been whole. Are you starting to see that? I was half of myself in New York, and now I'm searching. I'm very hopeful, and it is not because of you that I feel that way. You may have decided/felt forced to finally tell me the truth, but…the answers to my questions won't walk up onto my porch and ring the doorbell. I'm going to be in Bluebell, Alabama indefinitely, and when I find myself, I won't look at you the same way I did before, move back to New York without any other considerations and act like this experience was a tourist vacation. This part of my life is a huge deal, okay? It's a necessity.

I love you.

Zoe

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Dear Harley,

I hope you're proud of my efforts. You wouldn't have gone through the trouble of starting a medical practice if you didn't care about it, and you even chose to share the space with Brick when he was ready.

I also hope your sister sees that I am here to respect your work, not to somehow capitalize on it for my own gain. You and I may not have had a relationship, but when you passed, I couldn't just allow your livelihood to quietly die.

Lastly, I hope you hear the moments when I talk to you.

Zoe

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Dear, dear Lavon,

Seriously, what would my life in this town be like without you?

Zoe

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