Monday, September 7, 2009

On letters and mailboxes

Letters allow me to think out loud in a way that a journal, with its audience of one, can’t. Even without a dialogue, I can imagine my audience’s reaction, just as perhaps John, Abigail, and the other assorted family members thought of each other centuries ago as they sat at their desks, dipped their quills, and looked out over the bleak fields of winter and the ripening fields of summer.
From a beautiful piece on letters and mailboxes:

Please Mr. Postman (Slywy)

comments: 2

Slywy said...

I'm honored! Have I overshared again? :)

Michael Leddy said...

I don’t think so. I hope that anyone who reads it will be prompted to write a letter now and then.