Yesterday I wrote a letter. I mean a pen and paper, put it in an envelope with a stamp, letter. I even managed to get it into the mail before an entire week had passed.
I don't know when I wrote a letter last. I had only written a few lines before I started to get that hand cramp I remember so well from highschool days of writing pages of essays or whatever. It made me a little sad to realize letter writing is so much work now.
When I was a kid I would write to pen pals, to friends who went away for a week or two in the summer, or even my best friend who went to University a year before I did. I even still have the boxes of stationary I bought for those letter writing occasions. Of course I pulled those out before I got down to business. Stationary really sends the message that I definitely want to be writing to you.
When did you last write a letter? I had to end my letter with the idea that my recipient would already know all the news I wrote down for her, which made me a little sad. A good friend of mine moved away and then right away took a trip to Europe. So I thought she would enjoy a note from me, in her new mailbox, when she returned. I hope she appreciates it.
Tell me about your letter-writing experiences. Does anyone have regular correspondence (not including Christmas cards)? Am I the only one left who owns stationary? I'm intensely curious if letter writing has not fallen as far out of fashion as I feel it has. So let me know!