Saturday, November 17, 2012

Handwritten love letters

Remember those movies when you see people uncover precious bundles of hand written love letters?  The thought of curling up in your favorite chair and taking letters out of envelopes, reading the memories of their pages and then tucking them away back in their envelopes, is so appealing.  The tactile part of it is integrative.  Yet it is a thing of the many of today's younger generations have handwritten love letters?  Very few, I'm sure.

One person is changing this. Hannah Brencher started writing love letters and leaving them for strangers to find when she was suffering from depression.  This act has now become a global initiative - The World Needs More Love Letters - where handwritten letters are sent to those who need a boost in their lives.

The power of the pen and paper is still there  - let's use it and write love letters.

From TED

Put pen to paper and show you care.


Sue McNenly said...

Hi Ruth. I think I cried from beginning to end of this. I have never been a letter writer, but this just affected me so deeply. I did a vignette years ago called 'air mail' with a balloon tied up to a letter, in remembrance of the wonderful blue tissue air mail letters my mom used to receive from England from her father. A girl came to a show I did this weekend asking about it....for some reason It was never a fav of mine, but I have it hanging outside of my studio. I think I feel inspired to make a new 'love letter' line...thank you for posting this:) Hope all is wonderful.

Ruth said...

I'm so glad you were moved. I remember those blue envelopes well.... and your vignette actually.
Good to hear your shows are going well this season. Hope sales continue to be good. I love your new flowers.
R xx

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