“True friendship is something that should be
cherished beyond all worldly measure for within
our memories the kindness of their love
will shine brighter than gold and last longer than
any diamond."

Dear Friend

A wise man once said; That to be loved is perhaps one of the most important and least recognized need of our human soul… Indeed one of the greatest truths of our time is that there lies a compelling desire deep within people all over the world to be loved… to have someone to share in the joy of returning that love to… And simply be appreciated for being the person they are.

However, sometimes as surprising as it may be, situations in our lives may prevent us from reflecting on the fact that there are people in the world in need of our gift of love.

Please allow me to introduce myself… my name is “Eric Cathey”. I’m an innocent man currently incarcerated on Texas Death Row. True, my plight has been quite a difficult venture to endure. But one has no wish to concern you with legal matters within one’s case.

However, at this time my sincere endeavor is a search for one to obtain a most wonderful friendship with a mature person of understanding… one who is kind and trustworthy… and most assuredly a person who is capable of extending their fellowship with a friend during every phase of life, whether good or bad.

Unfortunately, for myself I do not have the support of family and friends, nor do I have the pleasure of receiving visits or letters. And that is something which is sorely needed while in a predicament such as this (D/R). Yet I comprehend the difficulty that lies with having a loved one entrapped within a realm where execution is certainly possible…

However, since we (humanity) are such fragile beings never knowing when our lives might be blown away by the wind of death (whether in a situation such as mine or within society itself) should we not do all we can to help each other live an enjoyable life instead of leaving them to deal with crisis all alone?

Indeed, we all understand that despair is capable of coming to us through another human being… so therefore we should be equally aware of this… that through the love of another human being hope too can be given.

And since we know that the power of love can change the world, can one be wrong for the desire to have someone enter my life and exhilarate it with happiness? Unconditional love is something we all would like to have. And despite my situation it is something I too would like to receive.

Now it would be remiss of me not to share a little bit about myself upon any rate, so that you may know I was born on July 29, 1971 in Houston, Texas. My literature interest includes fantasy, philosophy and history. I also enjoy writing short stories and poetry. As far as music is concerned I’m inclined to listen to a variety of styles, depending on the mood one finds himself in.

I stand 6 feet, weighing in at 200 lbs. I also enjoy working out and studying martial arts. I do consider myself an open minded person who is kind, trustworthy and caring towards his friends.

Well, I would like to extend my thanks to whom ever took the time to read one’s request for a pen-pal. So if God be willing that your heart bears witness with mine, may we journey forth with hope and arrive at a place of great destiny that will bring us the happiness we desire.

With peace I came, and it is with peace that I leave you. Take care and may prosperity be yours always.


Eric Cathey #999228
Polunsky Unit
3872 FM 350 South
TX 77351