Nothing really exciting today. I've had thoughts running rampant all day, but never the impulse to get up to put them here. I should have, really, because then it would be far more interesting than this post.
finished reading the last of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
books this afternoon, and started to think about my connections with my
friends. There's a lot of letter writing in that book - at least
between Lena and Kostos, which isn't really between the friends, but
still makes my point. I think letter writing is a lost art. And
something that should be more missed than it is. It's much more
personal to have someone's handwriting on a physical page in front of
you, than to see a random font on a computer screen. The words take on
more meaning, more emotion with the flow of the script on the page.
probably why I also feel more comfortable writing fiction with a
notebook and a pen, than directly on to the computer. The typing is
part of the editing process. When I write with a pen I have less time
to think about the process, and less impulse to edit as I go. Less
chance to self-censor. It's a truer version of what I'm trying to
write, even if it's in desperate need of editing.
how I feel about letter writing. You're more likely to write what you
actually feel with a pen in your hand, and truer version of it, if you
don't have the easier way to edit that's provided by being able to
delete your thoughts as you go. Even if you cross it out in ink, it's
still there on the page.
*shrug* Maybe I'm just born
in a wrong era. Perhaps I belong back in the 40s, or 50s where there
was no internet, no email, not the use of the telephone that there is
Or maybe I can start a new trend. Try something old, and make it new again.
Here's to writing a letter.