Friday, September 2, 2011


I love writing.

It may not seem like it lately because I have only had time to jot down a few short things to help keep my journal up-to-date.

I have so much to talk about and sometimes it is just easier to put on "paper."

Isn't that interesting how paper has almost become obsolete when it comes to writing.

How long has it been since you sat down with a paper and pen and wrote a letter, a good, long, heartfelt letter to someone?

Not an email.

Or a text.

Not even a voice message.

Just a good old fashioned pen to the paper letter.

If you haven't, you should.

It feels good. There's just something about it.

I mean, I like to hear the clicking of the keys as much as anyone, but what about the "scrape, scratch" of graphite against paper.

When you write something down it's like you leave part of yourself there on the paper.

Your emotions show in the slants and curves of your handwritten letters. The intensity of the pressure of pen to paper when you are really trying to get a point across. Or the barely legible sweetness of sincerity. Oh, and some of the best letters I have ever written, or read, were the ones with tear-stains smudging letters together.

I type here at my computer and the letters appear with no feeling or personality. Just black on white letters floating in space.

I try new ways of expressing my feeling in my blogging.

S p a c i n g.

Dot, dot, dots...




I remember reading heartfelt letters from my mom and dad when I was off to girl's camp for a week, or even when I had been having a rough time. I would hold onto those letters and sometimes even keep them under my pillow at night so that I could read them again and again before I went to sleep.

Now I sit in the glow of my computer and read emails and facebook posts.

Has the art of writing been lost?


Just changed.

But, I do hope that all of you have taken time, or will take time to send a hand-written letter to someone who needs to know how much you care about them or how much you have inspired by them. You'll be amazed at the emotions you are able to leave on the paper and how those emotions will be understood in the lost art of "writing."