The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Photo by: Muffet
When was the last time you received a hand written letter out of the blue? Not for a birthday, holiday or anniversary...just a good old "here's what I've been up to, how have you been?" kind of letter.
I'm sorry to say I cannot remember the last time I opened the mailbox to find such a treasure.
Recently, I posted an infographic on my blog about long distance romance. Let's face it, we now live in a time where you can communicate in half a dozen ways without getting out of bed. Long distance romance has never been more 'do-able.'
But the question is, what does the relationship lose when you converse via text message and email rather than physically, via voice, or hand written letters?
One of my readers emailed me to say that she still likes getting physical notes from her fella.
I wrote back:
I think note writing is becoming a lost art. At this point, I’d settle for a love note written on a post-it and stuck to my monitor. I think there’s something extra special about seeing your honey’s hand writing.
I really do feel like there's a more personal connection via the written word. Ink and paper. The possibility of smudges.
You've seen movies where the heroine gets a letter from her love and she cries and the ink runs. Right? How is that possible when printers now have smear proof/smudge proof ink? Where's the romance in that? The reminder of the heartache involved in love?
And what about tears of happiness? Such joy should be remembered through runny ink, I think.
So here's the point. Get out a piece of paper. It's time to write a note. Find yourself a pen and get to it.
Give the note to someone you love. Husband, boyfriend, wife, girlfriend, mother, brother, father, sister, best friend. Doesn't matter. Just spread the love.
This public service-y announcement was brought to you by Selena Blake, author of Fangs, Fur & Mistletoe.
ABOUT SELENA BLAKE
An action movie buff with a penchant for all things supernatural and sexy, Selena Blake combines her love for adventure, travel and romance into steamy paranormal romance. Selena’s books have been called “a steamy escape” and have appeared on bestseller lists, been nominated for awards, and won contests. When she’s not writing you can find her by the pool soaking up some sun, day dreaming about new characters, and watching the cabana boy (aka her muse), Derek. Fan mail keeps her going when the diet soda wears off so write to her atSelena@selena-blake.com
Visit her online at http://www.selena-blake.com or if you’re on Facebook, become a fan athttp://www.facebook.com/authorSelenaBlake
Fangs, Fur & Mistletoe Blurb:Vampiress Coco Jeffress has one week to get her mojo back. After a long sexual drought, Mystic Isle, the exclusive pleasure playground for paranormals, is just what the doctor ordered. For once she's choosing lust over love.
Tall, dark, and oh-so-handsome werewolf Grayson West is well versed in the arts of war and women. He's got one week to blow off some steam before he heads back into the field and he's more than willing to help a lady find her inner vixen.
Especially when she's the same beautiful blue eyed vamp he met one hundred years ago and has never been able to forget. They were once sworn enemies, pulled apart by war. Now they're lovers. But history has a way of rearing its ugly head and their new relationship will have to stand up to the test of loyalty, friendship and even time itself.
Selena will be giving away an infinity necklace pictured below to one U.S commenter. Please leave your email if it's not on your profile.