Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dear Reader,

I wish people still wrote letters to each other. To me, it seems so much more heartfelt. There's just a blank page, and you write out all your feelings and thoughts, what you're doing and where you're going.

In a text, it's so informal. Usually with poor grammar and starting with a "what's up?"

People get mad if you don't respond within a ten minute time frame. For letters, people used to wait days. I am about 100 times more happy when I get something in the mail than when I wake up to a text message.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-text. I think it's good for somethings, like quick checking in with a friend or a parent. Letting someone know you're outside, what time something is going on.

But to argue over a text message is something I will not do. You can't understand the tone anyone says. I would call someone and talk any day, rather then text and ask what's wrong. Phone is a much more intimate experience.

The solution would probably mean for me to get a pen pal. Although, I'm 20, probably way to late lol. Isn't that something your supposed to do when you're like 12? But still it seems like a great experience. I'm going to do some research.

There is a commenter, The Blasphemous Atheist (I think), that always comments on my blog and ends with cheers. I love that :).

So cheers.


  1. I love receiving letters too! Any time I write a letter to someone, I always spend an inordinate amount of time on it because I want it to be perfect. I like thinking that someone will do the same for me.

    And you definitely don't have to be 12 to have a pen pal. I'm nearly 18 and I have two. We communicate mostly via email because long-distance post is expensive, but it's still really fun. You should definitely find one!

  2. Did you know that Blasphemous Aesthete is somewhat like you, He might be different in many ways, but he too wishes to know instantly what other people think of him. He prefers silence to crowds and minding his business than indulging in mindless gossip.
    Right now he's elated in the heart and mind, and the reason is You.
    But He also has this ego to keep. He's not an atheist (but the bracketed 'I think') makes it just fine.
    So if it would make you more happy, taking cues from Ms Murray, I'd invite you to be my email-pal, though I have no idea how do we go about it. But I'll make sure that emails take time that parallels inland posts. :)

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  3. I had like 3 pen pals when I was younger. I will validate you by saying I agree. :)