Sunday, October 29, 2006

Is snail-mail a bad thing?.....
I enjoy the benefits of technology as much as the next person, and this marvel of communicating with others from around the world in and instant,...is truly amazing.
But,...let us not forget how “glorious” it is to receive a hand written note or parcel via the postal service. The internet does not transmit the “energy” of emotion quite the same as a handwritten note. There is energy “literally” transferred from “hand to pen to page”!
Nor does the internet reveal beautiful handwriting, or the fragrances in the room where the note was written (such as a real “love-letter”sealed with a drop of perfume!). What about the "feel" of quality parchment or paper the letter is written on?
The thrill of finding a five dollar bill in a letter from a favourite Aunt or Uncle is hard to beat, (no matter how many pretty pictures you “attach” to an email). I still remember the excitement of mailing in two or three boxtops from my breakfast cereal and receiving some “trinket” in the mail 3-4 weeks later.

Some things are just “better” when they are slow! Tai Chi is one such example.

2 comments:

Ron said...

I'd write a letter in response, but who knows when it would get to you ;-)...

susan said...

what is your snail mail address?

Susan