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 Comments Add yours

  1. Stefanie says:

    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™‚

    1. Colleen says:

      I plan to have fun writing back. But not TOO much fun–I want you to be able to read my hand-writing. šŸ™‚

  2. Tony says:

    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…

    1. Colleen says:

      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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