I realize that this may sound premature, but I am announcing the best blog I have ever read.
Author Shaun Usher accumulates "fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos," and posts them. It's just that simple. I am almost always consumed with happiness every time I read a well-penned letter on this blog. And there are so many.
Shaun has given a new life to these letters. And call me nostalgic, but I love the pen-and-ink format of these long forgotten, and often simple, messages. Now, I find myself longing for a culture that embraces letters over emails or text messages. I wish for a culture that adores language, one that oozes words, and leaves the acronyms of computer literacy behind.
Letters of Note has given me something to ponder - what will our generation of letters look like? A scathing email sent at 4:30 pm on a Friday? A typo-sodden text message? Will any correspondance survive the deleted folder?
My inbox remains just below the water line of acceptable storage, and often my emails are lost in an unchecked folder, or deleted forever. With no written letters or records of our culture, how will history ever know about our brief time here on earth? With our over abundance of electronic messages, I find it ironic that in a hundred years from now, no one may ever know what we wrote to one another.
I feel such a fondness returning for the written letter, and it is because of Letters of Note - quite possibly the best blog I've ever read.
My favourite letters