May 6, 2009

When was the last time you wrote a letter?

It occurred to me tonight how the fine art of letter writing seems to be disappearing at a fast rate. In this day and age of e-mails and texts, people are somehow no longer writing (or even typing) real letters. We're only left with business correspondence, which, given that using e-mails at work has increased exponentially since it got started, is also at risk of disappearing.

Perhaps I'm too sentimental. Somehow, I still see the charm in a good ol' handwritten letter. It's tangible. Sure, it's easy to print e-mails, but somehow, it's not the same. With printed e-mails, you see nothing but generic fonts, a bunch of smileys and shortcuts like "C U L8ER!". It doesn't have personality. A handwritten letter shows effort and time. What's more, you see the person's actual handwriting. It seems as if the person who wrote to you actually thought things over before writing it down. Nowadays, people e-mail without putting much thought into it.

It makes me sad.


... Paige said...

one of the blogs I go to..Aunt Amelia's Attic, she is letter writting. So it is not totaly dead, there is still a pulse

Cecilia said...

That's good to know! I'll check out that blog. Thanks, Paige!