while listening to Bebo Norman Christmas music,
The Subject of Letters popped into my brain.
To some, letters are a drudgery of bills, junk mail and magazines advertising everything from diapers to Christmas trees, and every November, some long-lost relative remembers that they're related to you, and thus feels obliged to send you a very heartfelt Christmas card with a picture of them, their children, and their cat.
I do not profess to be highly professional in the art of writing letters, though I do ridiculously much enjoy receiving one.
And I have some wonderful friends who humor me by sending me letters every now and then. :)
Basically, I could never ever receive too many letters.
Although I do think that it would be a lot easier and tons more fun to write my letter with a feather pen, and dipping it in a pot with black ink whenever it runs out, and then, sealing my letter with red wax.
But, as one cannot have everything one "needs", one must make do with what one has.
The reasons that I love letters so much more than Facebook messages, or e-mails, or texts, is because it takes a lot more thought and (oooo. Josh Groban christmas music . . .) time to sit down and collect your thoughts and write it. With a pen. or pencil. or crayons. or markers. or colored pencils.
And there's so much more "scope for the imagination".
I love doodling.
And you can doodle as much as you want in a letter.
I am proud to say that my friend, Monica Miller, has sent me a 25 paged letter.
Monica lives in Colorado, so we obviously don't see very much of each other, and letters help us to stay in touch, and are an outlet for bottled up thoughts and dreams and things of that sort.
(and also a large variety of whatever we want. Our letters, see, are very very random.)
Perhaps, you simply don't know how the whole process works.
Here is how a letter gets from the sender to the recipient:
- Sender writes letter and places it in an envelope on which the recipient's address is written in the center front of the envelope. Sender ensures that the recipient's address includes the Zip or Postal (if applicable) code and often they include their return address on the envelope.
- Sender buys a postage stamp and attaches it to the front of the envelope on the top right corner on the front of the envelope.
- Sender puts the letter in a postbox and does nothing more.
- The national postal service for the sender's country (e.g., the Royal Mail, UK; US Postal Service, US; or Australia Post in Australia; or Canada Post in Canada) empties the postbox and takes all the contents to the regional sorting office.
- The sorting office then sorts each letter by address and postcode and delivers the letters belonging to a particular area to that area's post office. Letters belonging to a different region are sent to that region's sorting office, to be sorted further.
- The local post office dispatches the letters to their delivery personnel who deliver them to the appropriate addresses.
This whole process, depending on how far the sender is from the recipient, can take anywhere from a day to 3–4 weeks. International mail is sent via trains and planes to other countries.
I found that on wikipedia.
Wikipedia is a very useful tool.
It's quite simple, I dare say.
and letters make my day.
I think letters make the world go 'round.
I think letters are the bomb.
I think letters are wonderful.
Highly Inspirational Thought of the day from :
(A song that absolutely must be listened to is Bebo Norman's Silver Bells.)