I had this pen friend when I was 8 she lived in New Jersey and did clogging (to this day I don’t know what clogging is). I remember how excited I was to receive her letters and how exciting it was to write mine…to tell her about my massive family and all about dancing. I wrote to her until my father died and the world seemed to turn upside down.
When I was 16 my best gal pal went to live in Wales for a year and I found myself writing her long long letters full of teenage angst 15 pages of “why doesn’t he want me” (far too much Dawsons Creek I think). She moved there permanently at the end of 2000 and for the first year of uni I continued to write these long heartfelt letters but I seemed to stop after a while.
I LOVE the internet I don’t think you will find a blogger who doesn’t but part of me wonders if this super quick information highway has taken away the joy of putting pen to paper for the convenience of email and facebook messaging.
I had to write a letter last week for a project I am involved in and found myself loving it so much I couldn’t stop I wrote one to my best gal pal and then also wrote one to her 8 year old daughter in the hope that it will make her feel special when she opens it like those early letters made me feel.
I have been fighting the food cravings sometimes major this week but when that pen touches paper it’s like the world disappears and it’s just me and my thoughts and words spilling onto the pages before me. I have already planned all the letters I want to write to people next week, I’m totally going to indulge this craving while I have it- after all it’s way better for me than the junk food cravings.
When was the last time you wrote someone a letter? When was the last time you received one?
Linking up with the beautiful Jess from Essentially Jess because I Blog on Tuesdays 🙂