Letters, past and present

March 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

What wonderful sentiments around letter writing. I think we, at Book Culture, can agree. We’ve experienced an incredible turnout for our letter writing events that it seems to me the act of hand writing a letter to someone is still important to maintaining relationships.

Eat. Pray. Music.

I was cleaning out my filing cabinet the other day, and I came across these huge folders that are practically exploding.  They’re filled with what I would guess are hundreds of letters and cards that I’ve received from my friends and family over the years.  It’s kind of impressive.  I haven’t saved every single one, but since these folders are all but falling apart, I’d say I’ve been saving for awhile.  It’s been fun to flip through them and re-visit my past.  

Letter writing first became part of my life when my best friend moved away.  That was years ago, so my grammar and writing skills aren’t what they are now.  It’s hilarious to see what words we couldn’t spell and how simple our sentences were.  Or there’s always the opposite with run on sentences that never end.  It’s also fun to see what was a big deal to…

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