My mind goes back in time when things were simple and life not ruled by techno-geeks. Letter writing is a relic of a bygone era.
I remember letter writing classes in school when we learnt the value of each comma and full stop and not to forget the proper salutation! No one could dare to break the protocol.
And letters were written with love on beautiful paper in the best calligraphy. We used to browse through the stationary stores to find the best writing pad and fought many battles to lay claim to the exquisite piece. It was cherished and used sparingly with utmost care.
When there was no other medium of communication, letters were a repository of our emotional outpourings and thought. There were sharp words to chide and soothing ones to love.
And letters were supposed to run into pages with yarns and yarns of inane and trivial stories that had to be shared. The beauty of this art was that it did a lot of talking and made things come alive for those separated by time and space.
And the thrill of posting the envelope into that plain red box and awaiting it’s reply knew no bounds!
Letters were treasured and preserved lovingly forever.
They made you cry and laugh as you turned over the weathered leaves after aeons of time.
Pages yellowed and ink faded, but still the words danced with abandon.
Letters have become extinct for the cut and dry mails have taken their place
We may shoot various emoticons to express our thought but the beauty of the feeling being spoken aloud in words remains unsurpassed.
It is one of the many fine things that we have lost in this fast paced world.
There are innumerable modes of communication but no bridges to fill the gaps.
Letter – writing,an art that needs to make a comeback!