Thursday, July 30, 2009

Love of paper and Ink...

I wrote a letter today. Yes, not typed an SMS, not an e-mail but an actual hand-written letter!! i picked a pen and put it to paper to write a letter to my cousin sitting in hyderabad. Well Raksha Bandhan is around the corner and I wanted to post some Rakhis to him as he couldn't be here this time!

Really, when was the last time you wrote a letter to someone? Isn't it the sweetest thing to get a letter.. to think that some one wrote it (took the time to do that), pasted stamps and went to a letter box to post it to you and has been waiting ever since for a response? The effort, the long wait, the fact that it crossed so many miles to find itself in your hands... wow, that must feel really great! You see your name written on it, you turn it around to see who its from and start tearing it open, anxious to know whats inside?! The familiar handwriting, the love and warmth of words is bound to overwhelm you.

This reminds me of the few posted letters that my mum sent me while I was studying in mumbai... they were so beautiful and warm. These letters are real treasures that need to be stored somewhere hidden from everyone else (including you!) just so you randomly stumble upon them during your spring cleaning, with a fond memory, a big smile and a tiny tear..

On a seperate note, Don't you think the YSL envelope clutch is based on a similar sentiment?? It'll be even sweeter to get a letter in that envelope from that address (unaccompanied by a fat bill)!

Much Love! ;)

words by spardha, images by sally monster, Bob willoughby


deepika said...

i still think writing is d best way to let someone know how much you care about them-words on paper do it better........

Spardha Malik said...

So do I.. letters are definitely a more powerful medium!!

avagdro said...

That's true indeed.It's a powerful medium.Thanks Spardha Malik for sharing.

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Spardha Malik said...

hey avagdro ... anytime!
keep comin back ;)

cheers to u too.