"Because sending a letter is the next
best thing to showing up personally
at someone's door. Ink from your pen
touches the stationary, your fingers
touch the paper, your saliva seals the
envelope, your scent graces the paper.
Something tangible from your world travels
through unknown machines & the hands
of strangers, and it deposits itself in another's
mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried
inside as an invited guest. The paper that
was sitting on your desk, now sits on another's.
The recipient handles the paper that you
handled. Letters create a connection
that modern and impersonal forms of
communication will never replace."
And then her heart changed,
or at least she understood it;
the winter passed,
and the sun shone upon her.
now come home.
i miss you.