Yesterday, I introduced Chloe as a letter pioneer, not letting the U.S. Postal Service stop her from getting me her letter. Today, I’d like to share one of her responses to a past question of the week. In her letter, she responded to every question that has been asked so far, and all of her responses were so thoughtful.
I also really, really love her cursive. It reminds me of friendship and shopping for antiques.
Question: Why are you interested in this project? What is it that you like (or don’t like) about letter writing?
I have social anxiety, so don’t go out often and communicating through text is a lot easier for me than conversation. Hand-written letters are the most charming and lovely way of textual communication, I think, because someone has taken the time to sit down and write it, and it’s often a lot more personal. I’ve lost touch with many friends because we’ve added each other on Facebook, but never actually talk — whereas if I receive a post I’m always really excited and eager to reply. I love the internet and it’s great for having quick conversations with people — but that’s the point; quick conversations. Typing and sending is so instant, and people often reply straight away and one runs out of things to say. With letters, however, it’s drawn out, so relationships have the ability to last much longer, with eagerness and anticipation over when the next letter will arrive. I like your blog because it has given me a reason to write this long-winded letter to you (because you seem really lovely) and know that there’s less of a chance that I’m really annoying you! =p
I loved Chloe’s response to this question because I felt like I really got to know her personality, and I think it’s wonderful! I love her sense of humor and her honesty. I, too, find it easier to express myself in writing most times.
Thank you for sending in a lovely response to this question, Chloe! And, you’ll have to be patient, but I’ll be sending you a letter back as well!