Linda Hill on Saturday gives us a writing prompt and we just write. No over thinking just what the prompt means to you. Check her out for more details and other prompts.
This week the writing prompt is letter.
The first thing that popped into my head when I read the prompt was Sunday afternoons growing up and watching my mother sit at our kitchen table (current linoleum chrome desk I’m typing on) and write her sister out west.
They had lived apart over sixty years. This was when flying to visit wasn’t as easy as it is today. You only phoned if it was an emergency. Every Sunday my mother would sit down and write her sister what was going on that week. My aunt wrote more often, so my mother might have received two letters during the week to answer. This was constant for over sixty years.
Do you think we are missing something not writing letters? Is there a connection that is lost or not expressed? Is email the same? The phone?
I would love to know your thoughts. I enjoy sending snail mail, but mostly notes not letters. These letters were always two pages written on both sides.
PS when my mother could no longer write her letters. I did. It was honour.
You can always start now!