for the love of letters
"Ever since I was a little kid, I've thought that there was something noble and mysterious about writing, about the people who could do it well, who could create a world as if they were little gods or sorcerers. All my life I've felt that there was something magical about people who could get into other people's minds and skin, who could take people like me out of ourselves and then take us back to ourselves. And you know what? I still do."
~Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
Our mail contained a package from Nashville, and when I opened it, I texted her, thanking her for the sweetness of the unexpected gift. Later, I wrote her a thank you note, properly. Because a book about letter writing requires so much more than a quick text.