Morgan is from Australia, and she recently wrote into the project in response to the following Question of the Week: If you could receive a handwritten letter from anyone throughout history, who would it be? Why, and what do you think they would tell you? What would their letter be like?
Her letter was complete with cheerful pirates. These pirates had glitter on their clothes and on their canons. I am a member of the party that believes that a little glitter makes the world a much happier place.
Here’s her stupendous response:
Friday 18th May 2012
Dear Lovely Handwritten Notes,
In response to this week’s question, I would choose to receive a letter from Michelangelo. In my mind, this letter would be on yellow parchment with paint and ink stains all over it. His writing style would be extremely cursive, but rushed as I expect he was a busy man. I chose Michelangelo because he is an extremely influential art historian. He was a known sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. He created the magnificent works of “David,” “The Creation of Man,” and he painted the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. All incredible achievements.
I believe he would talk about how busy his life is and all the demands and commissions he receives. He saw himself as a sculptor, but his paintings were just as incredible. If we were corresponding, I would ask him about what he believed were his favourite works. I think I would also ask him if he regretted not marrying or having kids, but spent his whole life centered around his work. Anyway, that would be my historical figure I would love to hear from.
An art lover myself, I agree with Morgan that this would be a wonderful letter to receive.
Thanks for writing in! :)