“In this era of email and voice mail and all those things that I didn’t grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy.” ~Elizabeth Kostova
Yesterday I found a hand-written thank you note in my mail slot, delivered by the husband of a neighbor who’s still recovering from joint-replacement surgery. I had dropped off a container of chili at their home a week earlier, knowing how hard it is to cook meals when you’re barely able to walk.
This dear neighbor had extended the same kindness to me when I was recovering — and I certainly didn’t expect her to write a thank you note. Nonetheless, her effort touched my heart.
Who doesn’t love getting a hand-written card or letter in the mail? Texting or emailing can be done on the fly. But paper correspondence conveys a depth of sincerity and meaning that online communication simply can’t match. ~CL