Open Letters

An Open Letter to Hello Kitty

Dear Hello Kitty,

You are beautiful and cute and magical and adorable and you always have the most very perfect bow tucked by your ear and sometimes I wonder what you might sound like if you could talk so I imagine it might sound like a magical fairy or whoever voiced Nala in The Lion King or maybe even Reese Witherspoon!

When I was younger than I am now I had this miniature Hello Kitty gumball machine that came with custom Hello Kitty gum that was candy coated and rainbow colored and tasted almost like a strawberry vanilla coconut daydream Bonne Belle lip gloss and I would give anything, almost anything, if I could have some of that gum again.

You are everywhere and whenever I think I might want something to do with Hello Kitty, then there you are! In airport gift shops, in malls, at drugstores, at nearly any conventional and convenient location, you too reside. Your overwhelming availability to be enjoyed and appreciated by the adoring Hello Kitty fans worldwide is further proof of my favorite thing about you, Hello Kitty, that thing being the way you give comfort and the way you are a constant and universal mark of something precious and whimsical and delightful and sweet. You are something loved by very small baby girls and very mature working women and everything in between and thereafter.

Right now I’m looking at a Hello Kitty air freshener perched on my windowsill and the squishy little Hello Kitty figurines that I’ve carefully arranged in a corner of my desk. This doesn’t include the pack of Hello Kitty erasers in the top drawer or any of the many other Hello Kitty items at home and in my closet and on my clothes and forever in my heart.

Fond Regards,


P.S. Whatever happened to Musti?

Featured Image via Hello Kitty Palace