Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It All Started With a Letter

Photo from Google Images

I love to write letters.
I've written funny letters, serious letters, letters to people I don't even know, and very important letters - letters that mean a lot. As I write a letter to a friend, I know she can read my fast hand writing, but to others that have never seen my writing, I print, slowly, carefully, watching the ink spill away. I pray about it, every stroke, that it would mean something, make sense.
      Letter writing is a lost art. An art that needs raising from the hidden depths and foggy swirls of e-mail and phones. You can keep letters forever.

      Sometimes it makes me sad that I'll never see a meaningful letter again, an enclosed photo or drawing, and my heart hurts when I think that my special words might be lost on deaf ears, might be tossed into a nearby trash can as the receivers laughs at me. But then I realize - it was in my heart for a reason. It was sent for a reason. And I won't give up.

Revive the art of letter writing. I challenge anyone who reads this to take a full week to send letters to their friends. E-mail won't be around forever. Letters, they will. They're something you can hold in your hand and realize, "My friend held this" or "That special person held this." You can only look at e-mails on a computer screen. You can't touch it, you can't tuck it away carefully, and you can't treasure the sender's handwriting.

Send letters. The written words is far more powerful than the glow of a character on a computer screen.

Fighting.
- Hannah

6 comments:

Argentia Krystofel said...

Letters are SO amazing. I still treasure the ones sent from a few friends who I doubt will ever send me one again. And I treasure the ones that I've sent; ones I hope to get replies from.

Btw, sorry about not calling today..things got busy!!! I'll call tomorrow. :)

-Argent <3

Hannah Leigh said...

I know what you mean. Me too. :) Who knows? With God, all things are possible.

Hey, that's okay! When you do call, I need to ask your mom something, too, about a CD! =D

Fighting!
- Hannah

Ruby said...

O'h I have never got letters in the mail ever. :( That would b so cool! Send me one!! I will reply! LOL! =D
Ruby x

Hannah Leigh said...

Hahah! Give me your address and I promise I will! =D

Fighting!
- Hannah

Hannah Leigh said...

Hey, Ruby -
I got your address; didn't publish it because I didn't know if you wanted me to or not. :) I'm writing your letter today, and I'll get it off to you Monday!!

Fighting!
- Han

Ruby said...

Awesome!! =D Really looking forward to getting it!
Ruby x :)