Letter Writing is the human art which owes its origin in the love of family and friends. Handwritings & letters are now for the textbooks only. With changing frenetic world of electronic communication, the art is slowly going on the verge of extinction. When did you write a letter?
In recent year’s death of literary letters have been laminated by a number of journalists and critics. Its replacement by emailing is not only causing worry for this art but also for the process of creative writing. Letters were not only a way to remain in touch but also a way where you could pursue more daunting and depth of mind. Rather than pulling a pen, a person feels more natural to send texts and emails now. The feelings are more reflective in written.
Advantages of these modern communications are much more than letters. But I don’t know a single person who doesn’t enjoy receiving a letter. There’s something special about them. You feel special knowing someone has taken time just to write a letter for you. It doesn’t have to be full of news or important happenings, but it feels so much more just to receive a single letter than few texts every day.
It won’t benefit the reader only who receive the lovely letter but also the writer. Writing a letter to a friend and family can be very therapeutic, similar to writing a diary. We feel good ourselves knowing that we’re doing something to bring a smile on our friend’s faces. Also we know about half of the lives of people in history by their letters only. I just read letters of Abraham Lincoln and learnt so much about his life, his emotions, views on society and much more. When you read a letter whether from a friend or a published historical figure’s letter, it’s as if his or her own words are jumping off the paper and talking to you in live. Their emotions can be seen how they write.
Alas! This art of letter writing is endangered. Write a letter to your friends or family just once a month and see how much its worth is to them.