Just the other day, I got a lovely letter. It said,
I miss you.
The letter was recorded on my voicemail, so it wasn't exactly pen on paper, but the format was seriously cute. This, of course, got me thinking about letters. As a kid, I remember the joy of finding an envelope with my name etched on it in the mail pile then running upstairs to read and write back.
In my early 20's, my friend T had a very boring job, so to pass the time, she wrote me a letter every day. Envelopes bearing her perfect cursive arrived daily among my roommates' bills.
But the best letters were from my Granny. I still have many of them. Short scribbles of love. Most of them thanks for something I sent her, knowing that a letter could brighten any dark mailbox.
This morning, I found a site called Letters From Lauren, written by a girl who loves letters too. She writes to Aunt Jemima, her grandmother (who she never met), and The Yogurt Man.
I admire Lauren's throwback to letter writing.
So, if you were to write a letter to someone, who would it be and what would it say?
4 years ago