Live & Learn
Source: NY Times Magazine (March 4, 2016)
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Wow. Rock Star!
My gosh, no!
Seriously. You are in the Elite Class!
Wow…..I haven’t sent a hand-written letter in a very long time. I think today’s society has become too used to the instant-gratification of email and social media.
Agree. But I’m hooked and addicted to it…. 🙂
Sadly, I cannot remember.
But, last month I recieved a surprise package, including a hand written letter, from Artist (author / painter) Jackie Morris.
In less than a week I came home to a special package from her.
My hands were shaking. I felt her energy, her soul.
After years of communicating with her strictly online, that gesture reminded me of the long lost art of hand written letters, and it’s magic.
I was deeply touched.
Wow. Big. I can feel that energy transference in your words. Amazing.
And handwriting reminds me of:
“To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment.
— Galway Kinnell
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David: I send at least one postcard/letter every day! When my mother was ill with cancer, over 23 years ago, a friend sent her an occasional funny note. Mom was so moved by these little snippets of news, it inspired my Postcard Project. I started the week after my mother died, Father’s Day 1994. I haven’t missed a postal service day. For 21 days in a row, someone who needs cheering up (whether they lost someone, are suffering from an illness, were let go from a job, or some such tragedy) receives a handwritten note of inspiration (sometimes from your post even!) or a titillating ditty. On occasion, I hear from the recipient but mostly I never know how they’re received. I just believe, whomever reads ’em, understands that someone “out there” is thinking of them today!
Thanks for letting me share! Paula
On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 9:00 PM, Live & Learn wrote:
> David Kanigan posted: ” Source: NY Times Magazine (March 4, 2016)” >
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OMG. I am so not worthy! Paula, you are saying that you have not missed a single postal service day since Father’s Day 1994?
yep! If I don’t send one out, I think my mom is up “there” wagglin’ her finger at me! She was a Social Justice freak!!
That is truly inspirational!
Actually sent a few out yesterday in the post (handwritten notes) It took so long to write them! At the time I also realised I may have forgotten how to write! I don’t miss it at all. 🙂
Smiling. I have forgotten how to write.
february – handwritten letters are one of my favorite things in the world
I am not surprised Shinto. I’m not.
What’s a hand written letter?…
Like hieroglyphics etched on a stone tablet
I did that last week!
Sent out three notes yesterday, as a matter of fact. Love writing them, love receiving them. But Paula, wow, she’s a rock star! LOVE her energy and commitment. Don’t know that I can do one a day, but I’m going to try one a week. ☺️
I’m so not surprised that you are a “handwriter”, prolific one at that. As to Paula, wow, she plays at another level, many levels up.
Did it just the other day. The hospital sent us an invoice marked “This Is Not A Bill”. So I sent them a copy of a voided check handwritten at the top “This Is Not A Payment”. 🙂
Ha! Good one!
Wow, perfect timing with this one, DK. I just finished a post this a.m. about a decades long letter exchange I had with a favorite relative. Sweet. 💕
I’m off to check out your post shortly Van
Last month, after years of neglect. I am re-discovering hand writing and loving it.
Good for you Susan. I’m envious as my handwriting has been ineligible from Day 1
I only said I enjoyed doing it, not that it was legible!;)
Those numbers are reason for hope! Once a week on average…
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