A letter’s arrival

Nowadays, writing a letter by means of the traditional paper and pen is considered something from the time of the dinosaurs.

The simple act of going to the post office itself is a stressor, since the only things arriving are bills, collection letters or the famous applications for pre-approved credit cards.

The unbeatable sense that it implied to receive a letter has become distorted and in many cases doesn’t even exist anymore. That genuine mystery that hid in the “magic envelope”, which carried a secret, few words, phrases, experiences or news, has disappeared completely.

In times of glory, this was a key instrument in the history of mankind.  Today, a loved one’s correspondence, a congratulations or a simple love gesture, arrives in only seconds. This millennial art form, which was used in the offices of princes, dictators, aristocrats journalists, doctors and writers, is now long forgotten.

During the times of Generation X, which had not been polluted yet with all those means of “expression” or as a great friend of mine would say, of “hiding”, this art form was used in many ways.

There were those who wrote never ending events that had happened during those days, in order to send it the next day to their friends who lived in the far side of the state. Also, there were those confirmed romantics that after talking for hours with the love of their lives got inspired and wrote down poems filled with feelings that they were not able to speak.

This genuine feeling expressed in the way of a letter, transcends barriers, since it conveys particular situations, it connects loved ones, it notifies unexpected news, even the ones that nobody wanted to receive.

Words of appreciation for some kind of benevolent action, simple sentences describing trips out of the accustomed geopolitical borders, new adventures, gossip, everything that was happening at some determined moment was what the postman kept bringing daily to the mailboxes.

The words written in any language, conveyed words that expressed through the body and using an ink instrument, captured for eternity a most exact photograph of a special moment.

The combination of the alphabet letters, with the birth of a thought, filtered by feelings and expressed in paper, made up a unique energy that isn’t captured in the interruption of the electronic appliances.

The act of receiving a letter itself doesn’t convey any expectation it only adds a different scenario to the simple everyday of the 21st century.

The simple act of receiving makes it infallible since what is given will feed the heart with a unique content that was born in the soul and will mark the history of mankind.

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