Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stamped and ready

I do, and always have, had a thing for hand-written letters. Individual, personal...there's something in handwriting that you don't capture elsewhere. Thoughts that typed lettering can't do justice for. Misspellings that a computer won't catch (sometimes done on purpose, as an inside joke to the recipient....or a needle in the side- ha.)
And aren't envelopes just another canvas? I think so.

What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can't reread a phone call.
~Liz Carpenter
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
 ~Phyllis Theroux

Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; for, thus friends absent speak.
 ~John Donne
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Or don't you like to write letters. I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something.
 ~Ernest Hemingway
A woman seldom writes her Mind, but in her Postscript.
 ~Richard Steele, Spectator
Sometimes even more than the content, is the impression. Imagine if we all went through life smiling, and trying to make others smile. We could change the world one thought, one face at a time.

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