Letters

phaedra and our letters

phaedra and our letters (Photo credit: lukemontague)

Does anyone out there still write letters, other than me, of course?  E-mail is fast.  Texting is faster.  Instant messaging allows communication practically instantly, but it just doesn’t have the thrill of sitting down, opening an envelope, and reading a letter someone has written to me.

I love getting letters.  I also love writing them.  About the only people I write letters to these days are family members, and even then the span of doing so fluctuates drastically.  One thing I promised myself for 2013 was that I was going to write more letters this year than I did last year.  So far I have kept up with the promise, but if I had put a number on the promise, well, I am afraid I would be ashamed of how many I have gotten out.  BUT – I have written more letters this year than I did last year.

Has anyone ever had a pen pal?  I have in the past, and I am thinking of seeing if there is someone who might be interested in exchanging real letters, either printed off ones from the computer or actual handwritten.

My favorite method of writing letters is a stack of lined paper and my beloved dip pen and inks.  The more technologically advanced I become, the more I hold tightly, and dearly to these tools of the writing craft.  I believe everyone should hold fast to something of importance, especially if they are an artist of any form.

Do you write letters?  I would love to hear about why you like to write them, as well as get them.

Toodles.

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About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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