02 April 2010

Mourning the Handwritten Letter

I watched a repeat of Antiques Roadshow and was struck by the treasure one man brought in--a handwritten letter from Tolkien responding to a piece of fan mail the man had sent as a boy. That Tolkien had taken the time to write 3-4 pages was a kindness that warmed the man's life.

Emails are convenient, but letters are a personal gift.

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