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nephertiti
18th July 2011, 12:14 PM
As I while away the hours - saw this story about a letter written that arrived 53 years later


BBC News - US love letter posted in 1958 to arrive 53 years late (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14175692)


Got me thinking ...

how many words are left unsaid
What might have happened if they had been said
If you had decided to leave a message when you called that time but decided against it
If that text message had been sent
In the case above it looks like it would not have made a difference

But also ...if it is not written down...do we actually remember correctly what someone has actually said i.e. the spoken word...

Letters or e-mails are so final...

and when you go back and read them later they might have an totally different effect


I recently found a set of letters which cover a week in the 1980s which I had not sent....because I was cross..never quite sure what to do with them

they never reached the recipient

but it would not have made a difference anyway and it is now a record of a week in the 1980's

but is this the deal....

If it is something good

.....Make sure it gets there??



Just sayin...

littlecrow
18th July 2011, 05:08 PM
do people still write?
all i get is bills in the post .. i used to have loads of penpalls as a kid... wonder what they are doing now.

ANiMALicious
18th July 2011, 07:14 PM
do people still write?
all i get is bills in the post .. i used to have loads of penpalls as a kid... wonder what they are doing now.

Emailing or sms'ing :D


Ani

nephertiti
18th July 2011, 08:48 PM
Letters just seem so much better...but more there and .... final ....