It remains for me that there are few delights to be compared to that of finding a letter in the mailbox. And next to receiving a letter, writing one is so pleasant. Around the age of about fourteen I embraced letter writing with a passion. I spent all my little earnings on growing my stationary collection and kept up correspondence with friends and family.
In her book Living a Beautiful Life (which I love and will certainly talk more about) Alexandra Stoddard strongly recommends making letter writing "a daily opportunity to communicate with a friend". It has been years since I have done anything like regular letter writing. But in my ideal life, there are a few quiet moments each morning where I sit at my little writing desk and dash off a quick note.
Here's a little tour of the desk that waits for me.
This is the middle drawer. I like using old stationary boxes to divide it up.
My "thank you" note drawer. Probably the one that still gets the most use.
A little collection of boxed notes.
This is a little left-over of the blue Crane stationary I wrote all my love letters to Husband when he lived in Ohio and I in Colorado before we married.
He was completely charmed and amused by this 100% Cotton watermark.
And I did write a little note to send out today. It was very pleasant, of course. Will I do it more often? I certainly hope so. What about you?