Last day of the second week of the A to Z April 2013 Challenge.
So today my L word is "Letter".
Saving a letter from an old friend doesn’t exist anymore. Everything is texted or mailed. – James Caan
Handwritten letters are so rare nowadays. Now in this technology era, the use of FB, whatsapp, mail, instant messages and all just wiped out the essence of hand written long letters. Actually even the long personal mails are also disappearing. This is the time of instant messages. You wanna know something, or inform something or just ask how a person is you just have to check whether he’s online if not just ping him in FB or text him.
We can say nice words in e-mail or text, but there’s something more special about sending and receiving a handwritten note. The personal touch tells the other person that they mean much more to us coz we took the time to actual Write a letter, stick a stamp and go and deliver it either through the snail mail or in person. E-mailing seems much easier, no?
When I was a kid, I also wished to have a pen pal. But never got a chance to write and get a friend like that. And the last time I wrote a real letter, other than those notes in greeting cards, was to my mom when I was in the boarding school. After that it was mails and then the social networking sites launched. But I made sure to include a small hand written note whenever I send a greeting card to anyone. But nowadays even that changed to e-cards. The word personalized has actually lost its meaning. Nothing is personalized now, everything is just for namesake. We do love our dear ones. But taking an ample time from our busy schedule to write letters to our people seems to be a real big thing.
So when you gonna write a letter to your parents/better half/sister/brother or friend and post it?
I love the rebelliousness of snail mail, and I love anything that can arrive with a postage stamp. There’s something about that person’s breath and hands on the letter. – Diane Lane
God Blez and have an awesome Sunday! :)