Handwritten Letters

There is truly nothing more wonderful to me then to go to my mailbox and discover a letter inside of it. Not junk mail, not magazines, not bills, but an honest to God letter. It’s so exciting. To be able to curl up on a couch and delve into the treasure of someone else’s words directed only to you. The letter is devoured multiple times and a response is drafted and carefully labored over. Each missive is a gift of time and words. No value can be ascribed to a few sheets of paper and some ink.

I had pen pals as a child, one girl and I wrote back and forth for years until she got married at 17 and started having kids. She actually sent me a letter explaining that now that she was a married woman she had to limit contact with unmarried women. It was hard to lose that friend. To lose those letters.

A cousin of mine is now living in Emgland with her new husband. Our primary method of communication is letter writing. Everytime I open my mailbox and see the envelope signifying a letter from her I get incredibly excited. Contained within is news, stories, advice, comments and just generalities connecting us across the distance.

I adore writing. I have stationary. I have fancy pens, sealing wax, a stamp, and line guides. Truly nothing makes me happier than crafting a letter. Other than perhaps reading one.

~The Countess~


About texancountess

I find myself in the calming roar of the sea, floating gently on the foam of the breaking waves. Blue. Green. Gray. The colors of the sea mark the boundaries of my soul. The tumbled glass finds its polish under the relentless pounding of the waves upon the shore. Thus am I. Rough transitioning to polish, refinement ever a process, finding my niche in the storms of life.
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One Response to Handwritten Letters

  1. Countess!
    Somehow, it doesn’t surprise that you love letters. You love things that are personal, you love social MEANINGFUL interaction, and you have a deep passion for words. What more is there to say?
    Love, Ever and Always,
    Perhaps we can exchange letters? I’m not making any promises, but I will try very, very hard. And if that fails, then at least we have our blogs. :) And I’m not doing stationary! I’ll leave that in more capable hands. …but the wax seal might be pretty cool.

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