The More Letters The Merrier
I may have mentioned it in recent blog posts (cough, yah, I totally did) but I have started conversing with people strictly through letters. This week, I stepped this up by writing to people that weren't expecting a letter. At least, I hope they weren't. Of course, I hope they like it that I wrote to them in the first place. The letters were fairly generic and personalized to the individuals (obviously) but I kept it light.
I have this bizarre fear that writing letters to people scares them. I don't know why I believe this little oddity but, I do. A few years ago, I wrote thank you letters to people for supporting me in getting into a business school. I couldn't believe the response. I got some phone calls, a few e-mails, and some pats on the back for having done it. It meant something to me and to them. I was shocked. I was happy as well. To bring a smile to someone with just the stroke of a pen across paper is quite astounding. Perhaps we've been doing it so long that our genetics have adapted to seek out letters. Such an interesting thought but I am sure it isn't the case but I like the image. Our souls yearning for a new paper to read that is addressed only to us and not to the world at large.
I do plan on continuing this trend of writing to people who don't know I am going to include them. I really believe that writing by hand is very different and somehow taps into our minds in such a way where you can't hide from who you are and you can't just re-write and re-write - like in this blog post for example.
Don't get bored either. I get bored sometimes while writing out my thoughts and I can't seem to finish them because some other shiny light has gone off nearby and I am dragged towards it. But a letter... it holds my attention far stronger.
Are any of you out there actively writing letters to people? Want to write letters to me? Let me know and I will add you to my list.