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.


About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
This entry was posted in 2013, letters and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments & replies

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s