Monday, March 15, 2010

paperback writer

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
-the beatles.

pen and paper. two essential communication tools that become more and more obsolete in the age of e-mail, texts, online newspapers, and Amazon's Kindle .

not too long ago a friend and i were discussing the specialness that is a handwritten letter. in a world of computers and type, no longer are our deepest thoughts and sentiments painstakingly written onto a white sheet of paper with pen.
instead, love and war are speedily sent through a facebook message or text message, often times with not much thought or deliberation.

i believe that the speediest form of communication is detrimental in how we treat and react to people and situations. when one must write their feelings on paper, they are required to spend a longer time with content and form...therefore, allowing more time to for the author to review his thoughts and delivery. this then translates into fewer misunderstanding and a stronger bond between writer and reader.

i cannot promise that i will be stamping and mailing you a letter anytime soon, but i hope that when the time comes...i would slow down and give you my best.

1 comment:

Zebra Girl said...

This post is so true. :-)

Miss and love you so much!