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The Charm of Writing Letters

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We belong to the times of text messages, instant replies, and e-mails. Sometimes we don’t even need to construct a sentence to convey our emotions. The emoticons and GIF’s do it for us. In this tech- savvy world, we somewhere have lost the charm of writing letters to each other.

Letters unlike text messages are deeply personal and give us an insight into our personality. There is a deep sense of care and love when we write letters because a lot of thought has to be put into the words that we choose, our handwriting, the texture of the paper etc. When such amount of efforts are put into writing a letter, the other person undoubtedly feels special. A well-crafted letter is a creative act. The person who is writing it is at his most vulnerable moment because he is trying to put into words his raw emotions. The letters open a window to the soul in a way which technology might not ever be able to achieve.

Especially, considering that our entire communication has been reduced to like or love reacts and emoticons.
The nuances of human behaviour and communication are lost when we try to boil it down to some pre set responses. Moreover, there is a certain nostalgia attached to reading and writing letters. It is like the music of lost times that leaves you with a lingering scent.

There is an immense sense of satisfaction in waiting for a reply to your letters. We belong to a time when we know the exact time someone else has read our letter. We know when the other person is typing a response to it. In such a case, not knowing when you will receive a reply to your letter renders to life a certain romance.
Maybe in years to come we will pick this creative mode of communicating again. With this hope, I sign off.


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Anukriti Mishra
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