Back To The Future?

quill & ink & paper

“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,  Norwegian Wood

I would like to re-introduce an old idea, one that was personal, one that could be intimate, something that required thought, an effort.  This is pre-email, the idea is old fashion letter writing.

I can remember looking forward to receiving a letter from my mother, a good friend.  It was the way to keep in touch with love ones, and friends.  During times of war fiances would write the husband to be on the battle field.  They would take out their best stationery, find their finest pen, write a intimate letter.  Then before sealing it they would take one of their best perfumes and put a touch of it on the letter.

I love letter writing, if you concentrate you can create your own style or develop it into an art.  I love to receive letters, it tells you that the person took time to assemble their thoughts, took time to sit to write the letter.  Then take an effort to put it into the postal system.

During these long hours of being confined to our limited spaces how great it would be to take some personal time to share a letter of ones thoughts.  Prepare the envelope and drop it in a local mail box.

So, maybe we can go back to past times and bring them forward to this time and space!

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  1. Chelsea Owens

    I’ve been thinking about this lately.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I know what you mean. Often think that technology has taken the magic out of most things.
      Writing an actual letter says to the recipient that you care.

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      1. Chelsea Owens

        Yes. I also worry about whether the post is safe, though. :/

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  3. Nilesh Sharma

    Yes I get what you mentioned here. Recently s fellow blogger started something on the same lines she called it snailmail… It’s fun to write a letter and receive one too 😊

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Yes, it is great to receive letters!

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      1. Nilesh Sharma

        Yes 🙂 Do you write or receive them ?

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        1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

          I do both!
          Writing a letter shows you care, you took time to sit and write it.

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          1. Nilesh Sharma

            Yesss….

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