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Thursday, 19 January 2012

{quotable thursdays}

{old letters by bloodred-sea deviantart}

Thursday again already? Where did the week go? Well, in the midst of this busy, electronic world, we ought to be reminded to stop, think, and write a letter.

"Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them."
                           ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?"
                                    ~W.H. Auden

"Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; for, thus friends absent speak."  ~John Donne

I love the feeling & smell of letters... and since part of my job entails archival work, I've found some pretty amazing letters from the fifteenth century. Letters do indeed hold the secrets of the past.
Here's a good resolution for 2012:
Write More Handwritten Letters
{absolutely stunning print from Mary Kate McDevitt via papercrave}

{via zsazsa bellagio}
RPPC Beautiful Lady on Wicker Chair Reading Letter
{nothing like reading a letter...via playle}
austen writes 5
{via old fashioned charm}
{via julianne donaldson}

{via zsazsa bellagio}

...and a letter from a suitor is the best kind:
Darcy holding out letter
{via only a novel}
particularly if it is from a Mr. Darcy:
35 darcys letter Pride and Prejudice.jpg
{BBC miniseries of Pride & Prejudice, via human science}
 Happy letter writing!


  1. I think we should go back to the traditional way...its so delicious to get a hand-written letter...so special....