Letters

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? One that didn’t ask you for money?

Why don’t people write letters anymore? Why have we resorted to unfeeling emails and simple text messages to attempt to convey our emotions and thoughts?

In my opinion, there is something so undeniably special, romantic even, about a painstakingly handwritten letter.

What is it about seeing the handwriting of an old friend that is so lovely?

Some letters are never sent. These are more for you than they are for the person you are addressing. Other letters take days to write because of their content. You want to be sure that you are conveying your ideas and feelings correctly.

I understand that emails and texts are more convenient. I agree with the harsh reality of our fast paced life. But every once in a while, don’t you just long for something special in your physical, not virtual, mailbox?

There is simply something unique about writing out a letter on paper, putting that paper in an envelope, and mailing it to a person you love.

Handwrite someone a letter this week.

“How wonderful it is to be able to write someone a letter! To feel like conveying your thoughts to a person, to sit at your desk and pick up a pen, to put your thoughts into words like this is truly marvelous.”

– Haruki Murakami