This winter break, one thing I’ll be doing is taking time to catch up on personal correspondence, and connect with people generally. Writing letters seems to be a thing of the past – but it shouldn’t be. This evening I wrote a letter, and I’ll be writing more in the coming days and weeks. It takes a little motivation to start, but once in the process, and especially at the moment of sealing the envelope or dropping it in the mail, it’s always worth it.
People enjoy receiving letters, and it also so often manages to bring out good things in the sender. Writing (particularly by hand), in the form of a note or letter, enables and may promote intentional, deliberative, polite yet honest communication between two people. It is a civilized thing to do, I think.
Anyway. That’s all for this evening. A personal little manifesto on the benefits of letter writing. May I write many letters in my life – and receive some, too.