Ink and paper

I received a real hand-written letter in the mail today!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about letters being what I miss most now that we live in the post-handwriting age. Stefanie over at So Many Books promised to send me a letter if I would send one back…well, hers arrived just a few minutes ago. I felt all the old anticipation, the quiet satisfaction of seeing a conversation begin in the unique and personal medium of someone else’s hand…

I was so happy about it I almost cried; really! Not just for the feeling of happy nostalgia, but also, and more, because someone I don’t really know and who doesn’t really know me would take the time to send me this. Stefanie, you’re awesome. šŸ™‚

I clearly have to book a date this week with my favourite pen, some fancy paper, and coffee and cake in my favourite cafe…

That's a good-looking letter.

That’s a good-looking letter.


4 thoughts on “Ink and paper

  1. Yay! So glad the letter arrived and that it brought you so much pleasure. It makes me happy just knowing that. Have fun writing back! šŸ™‚

  2. I honestly can’t remember the last time I wrote a letter with my actual fingers and all – I think they’d drop off now…

    • It’s a fair concern. I worry about it myself; when I was writing my comps for my PhD, I ended up holding the pen in my fist and getting three words per line because my hand started to hurt so much, so quickly. Ugg.

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