letters

Men And Women Of Letters

A computer cannot replicate swirling arabesques of midnight blue ink on thick white paper. Do you still write letters? If so, you’re in the tiny minority of people who do so. I’m an inveterate letter-writer. Although I enjoy online writing, it’s a convenience filled with codes and technicalities, not a relaxing affirmation of elegance. There’s […]

Putting Pen To Paper

Does anyone still do this? For a writer, writing letters is a bit of a busman’s holiday, but I still write to friends. The advantages over email are not immediately obvious, but there’s a certain timelessness about letter writing that allows the gathering of thoughts. It’s a reciprocal pleasure – you write something truthful, you […]