09 November 2010

letter writing

"what a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. you can't reread a phone call."

liz carpenter

ever since i was a little girl nothing was more exciting then getting a letter in the mail. first it was those silly chain letters, which gradually moved on to correspondence with a friend who moved away, and then you move away or go to college and you eagerly anticipate that letter in the mail with some gossip or a brief update on a friend's life. more often then not, i knew the on dits already but it was still exciting to get that letter that was meant for your eyes only. sidenote: i really want to get a love letter in the mail like the olden days!

now i never get any letters, only cards from my grandmother, which is basically what i look forward to nowadays. i think i am going to have to start searching for a pen pal, if only to keep my handwriting somewhat legible (and for there to be some record of my life).

does anyone still write letters anymore or are emails the only way to correspond?


  1. Good post! I'm a letter-writing junkie and try to do it as much as I can. One cool letter-writing thing I came across a few days ago was "The Things Unsaid Project" (www.thingsunsaidproject.wordpress.com). I'm a big believer that we need to keep letter writing alive because of the sincerity and thoughtfulness it delivers.

    Keep up the good work!


  2. thank you for your nice comment and for passing that website along! keep up the letter writing haha!!


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