Coming across old letters, notes and hand-written postcards this afternoon makes me feel nostalgic for the practice of it-- where it is no longer deemed an 'art' like it is now but simply a kind gesture, a routine that we've fallen out of practice from due to the convenience of a quick e-mail or text.
The internet is a great store-keeper of endearing correspondence that remind me that words and letters can be both incredibly inspiring and terribly charming.
For example, this response from Roald Dahl to a 7-year old girl named Amy who gifted him with a bottle of dreams (a combination of oil, glitter and coloured water) :
Or this one from Marilyn Monroe:
If you're in the mood, Letters of Note is a lovely little rabbit hole to fall down of fascinating correspondence from some of the greats. With all that's been happening, wouldn't it be lovely to send someone a little note of love or gratitude?
P.S. To help, Victoria wrote a gorgeously simple guide on a faster, fool-proof thank you note.
See it beautifully explained here.