the art of letter writing

A pen in ink and drips of blue

As nibs will scratch across the page

Forming lines and lovely loops

That make our words of love and hate

And passion sent across the universe

As young ones are connected properly,

Not through those screens and phones

That keep us far apart.

I love writing a letter and there is nothing more special than receiving a handwritten letter in the post. Unfortunately, this is an artform that is becoming a thing of the past. What with emails and social media, you very rarely receive even a postcard anymore.

I just came across a book where the author wrote to all 580 of her Facebook friends. I haven’t read it yet, but I think it’s such an interesting idea. I have so many Facebook friends who I have not met or only met once or twice. I feel like I know them, but if it wasn’t for social media they would have no place in my life.

To actually be faced with writing a letter to some of these strangers would be interesting. What would I say? How would they react to receiving a letter from me?

I’m keen to read this book to see what this writer experienced. I feel like the book will really shed some light on how we communicate in this age of constant and instant communication with absolutely anyone and everyone in the world.

Much Love

Rachel xx

6 thoughts on “the art of letter writing

  1. Margot Kinberg

    It’s funny you’d be writing about this, Rachel. my husband and I have talked more than once about how people don’t write handwritten letters – not even ‘thank you’ letters – anymore. They email or text or whatever. There is something about writing a letter that is intensely personal that you somehow miss in emails, I think.

  2. The Portly Politico

    Wonderful post, Rachel! I started writing handwritten letters on a semi-regular basis a few years ago. It’s been fun, and the recipients always love them. A few even write back!

    Perhaps we can work together to help revive this lost artform. There are few things more endearing than a handwritten letter.

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