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Snail Mail


Snail mail, or what used to be called just “mail,” is a great way to keep in touch with friends., even in the age of social media.

I’ve been writing letters for sometime now. I put out a call for anyone wanting snail mail on Facebook and write those who reply.

My letters are silly; I’ve always been insecure about letter writing, so this is a way for me to stretch myself. After all, what do you say to someone you mostly encounter online? I also decorate my envelopes because art is fun and pretty and it makes use of muscles that haven’t been used in a long time.

I think I’m getting better, though. My art is fancier and my words are more profound. They still sound like they were written by a seven year old, but hey, baby steps.

Sometimes, people write back. Sometimes, they don’t. Sometimes, they text their thanks or post a picture of the letter. However they respond, or even if they don’t, I’m happy that they like the idea of getting mail, and that they let me write them.

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