Letter Project Update
Steve Rubel writes about the virtues of correspondence. His post includes a picture of the machine Thomas Jefferson designed which copied his hand written letters as he wrote. Who knew.
My own Letter Project (here and here) has been interesting. I’ve sent photocopies of typewritten letters to people who requested a letter. The odd thing is how little feedback came from these letters.
What I have been writing are one page essays. Calling them letters is something of a stretch, as no personal references are included. While it was never my intent to become a pen pal, it is odd that I’m concerned that almost none sends any feedback, whether by email or post.
There have been four exceptions: one person from Status.net sent a hand written letter (nice touch!); a mysterious “fictitious writer” commented via Facebook; an old friend sent an email (saying that typewriters suck), and one person responded saying only that she received my letter, this after I queried by email.
It is what it is. Watch this space for an announcement about a new project, similar but different.
Have a wonderful Twenty Ten. Live life as if every day was precious, because they are. Let your family know how much you love them. Prosper, and also have some fun.