"In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people's lives." Anatole Broyard
I decided several years a go that I wanted to start writing letters. I really thought that I would. However, it became a buried idea. This is one of the many things I had aspired to do but let fall to the wayside. Now that the summer has returned and I have more time on my hands, I feel that maybe it is time to really begin revisiting this idea of sharing a part of myself through the letters that I will pen. I am fascinated by the history of letter writing, and have found great delight in reading other people's coorespondences that have been published in books.
Some say that the eyes are the gateway to the soul, but I believe something different. I believe that letters written on pristine white paper are truly the enterance into the thoughts and beliefs of another. It is through such exchanges that we truly get a glimpse into the context of time and circumstance. While I learn more about the practice of letter writing, I will occasionally drop in to share my findings with you all. I am currently reading the book Writing Personal Notes and Letter by Jennifer Williams. I have also found some magnificent envelope art on pinterest and will begin a board there to pin all things "Letter Writing - Envelope Art." Lastly, if you are interested in striking up a snail mail coorespondence, please submit a request through the contact tab. Just leave an address and I will get a letter out to you ASAP.
"Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others lives and I come back to my own with greater contentment." Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey