A Portland woman has taken that unfinished longing and given it an outlet, in the form of http://WouldHaveSaid.com . On this website, people post poignant letters to lost teachers, dead parents, old boyfriends, miscarried babies, and more. One Jewish man wrote the Christian neighbors who helped him on Kristallnacht. It offers people a way to express grief, anger, or thankfulness that would otherwise have gone unspoken.
Read more about the website here.