Whilst sitting in my car, outside the school, waiting for my daughter to come out, merely flipping through my FB on my BB, it suddenly dawned on me…………
I honestly cant remember the last time I communicated with a friend or relative through that ancient art of letter writing!!!! Can you?
Since the advent of cellphones and email we slowly but surely stopped communicating through the medium of letter writing. Now I dont mean those little notes we write for people on the office or to the teacher, no I’m talking about earnest letter writing and in particular love letters.
Remember? When you would carefully choose the stationary? How you would carefully spritz the pages with your perfume before writing to him, so that when he opened it he would smell you……
And then it got me thinking…….how much the now generation is missing out on. Don’t get me wrong I am first in line when it comest to technology. Blogging, tweeting, poking MMS’ing, SMS’ing, IM ‘ing, Skype you name it I luv the convenience and versatility, and yet I can’t seem to feel a little twinge of sorrow when I think of my daughter who is growing up and will probably never feel the rush of receiving that long awaited letter from the boy she is in love with in the mailbox….
I remember nearly jumping out of my skin everytime the mailman approached my house, because today may just be the day that he delivers a letter from my love up Natal way, and when it arrived the envelope would be covered on the back with littel secret code such as “143” which stood for I love you, or little sayings like “postman postman dont be slow be live Elvis go man go” LOL ok ok Even I have to admit that sounds pretty dorky right now, but to a 15 or 16 year old girl it was the stuff that dreams were made of….
And when you finished reading them you would tie them all up in a satin bow and store them in your secret spot with all of your other little souveniers of him, so that you could take them out and read them over and over again, fueling the passion and love….
Call me nostalgic or just an old romantic, but nothing beats a handwritten love letter….. Aaaaaah yes I do miss those days…….