Yesterday I mailed off a letter to my younger brother. Even though he lives in the same state and we could talk to each other every day on the phone, we still exchange letters. Sometimes we write to each other as often as every day and other times, we might ink out a letter a few times a month. In our letters we talk about our lives, family, literature and our thoughts on what’s going on in the world. I look forward to his letters and I know he looks forward to mine, especially since they’re usually four pages long or more. It made me think about writer Isabel Allende’s interview with the Big Think and what she thinks is the dying art of letter writing.
When you write someone a letter, there is so much to think about: what kind of paper to use, pen or pencil, what kind of stamp, and of course what to say. I’m a stationary kind of girl – the fancier the better. So I wanted to know your thoughts. Do you still write letters? Email is easier but there’s nothing like receiving a handwritten (or typed) letter in the mail addressed to you.
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