Melancholy letter

@didi13 (2927)
Romania
June 26, 2011 11:05am CST
Do not you think we've lost the habit to write letters? Do not miss that moment when you find the letter in the mail, looking frantically recipient, will rush to open it to see its contents? To see if the sender keeps perfume? To decipher the writing .... guess ... read between the lines true state of mind ... Today computers have replaced pen keys, place the word paper and e-mail box instead of the post counter. When you wrote last letter?
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@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
27 Jun 11
Even though I like to write. I haven't written any letters to anybody. The last time I did, I was ten years old. I wrote a long letter to my grandmother and ever since I haven't written any. Now I feel kinda bad. I mean with gmail and all that we no longer bother to write down on a sheet of paper.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
28 Jun 11
Old times, can return, that is how we each make our life ... letters are no longer fashionable, but can not I glad when the first (sometimes), one letter, and recognize the handwriting of a friend or relative. I can not wait to open the envelope, to live in the words of the letter. Would not bad to try, to remember those times.Thanks for response.
@polaris77 (2018)
• Bacau, Romania
27 Jun 11
It's true,unfortunately,many of us lost the habit of writing letters to their friends and their loved ones;I guess in the past where there wasn't the Internet with all its attractions,people had more time for other activities,and that included letter writing.I honestly don't remember how long ago I wrote my last letter,it must be probably sometimes in the past century,and I don't think I'll write one very soon as long as new technologies allow me to communicate instantly;it's true that I have a little nostalgia for those times when I used to write letters,but that's it,life goes on and we can't oppose progress,we have to take advantage of it.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
28 Jun 11
It is true that we have lost the habit to write letters. By letter otherwise know this person, see how we write, form letters, layout, and know many things. Other you express with pen on paper, than the keyboard, and I think this is true for everyone. But of course we prefer keyboard because we live in a world too hasty to expect a postman ...Thanks for response.
@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
Because everybody is always in hurry to get their things done, letters are now a rarity. They were now replaced by emails, that cannot convey the same feelings as when one writes a letter. The personal touch is already gone. But still, i am proud to say, my friend and Auntie from abroad do send us Christmas and birthday cards in the mail. It is truly appreciated.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
27 Jun 11
Letters may be like maps of our lives. Impregnated sheets are filled with memories, feelings, emotions. I now box with letters and are not necessarily the love, my good friends are correspondences from home, who were miles away from me. I think there are about 5 years since I wrote a letter, but we also received holiday cards from relatives.Thanks for response.
@bubulizzz (507)
• Latvia
26 Jun 11
It's really great question! The last time when I wrote the letter was..hm..maybe ten years ago. But looking to situation in nowadays I think it is not only problem of a change of type of expression of our thoughts and feelings. About eight years ago, when internet become popular, I can remember that I received many letters in my e-mail, which was full of persons thoughts and feelings, which I could grasp through the web. Now the number of letters, which I get, is very small and letter content is very cold and strange. To save the time and energy people write only few words or abbreviations, and for expressing their feelings of that moment they use smile combinations, but this method take a way the true person who is behind the text. Thank you didi13 for such a nice discussion topic! Happy myloting!
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
26 Jun 11
Yes, I wrote letters. What time ... Too bad we now no longer the same. Maybe we do not have time or new technology is so comfortable we do not attract so much to write e-mails. Now we learn all through a single phone, do not have to wait for a response or any news a few days, as it was with the letters.Thanks for response.
@minimoyz (277)
• Philippines
26 Jun 11
i can't remember when was the last time i wrote a letter! yes this is true! I've never have written a letter for a long time! all i see in my mail today are mails from companies telling me to pay my bills! LOL
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
26 Jun 11
What emotions I had when I saw an envelope in the mailbox! And how much heart we put when writing letters, I was careful to write beautiful color and letter. And they perfumed the sheet ....Yes, now mailbox is full of billsThanks for response.
• Philippines
26 Jun 11
Hi Didi, I can't remember when was the last time I wrote a letter. But I remember when was the last time I received a letter from my Dad. That was when I was in Grade 6 and my feelings at that time was unexplainable. I was very happy and upon telling my Mom that I received a letter at School from my Dad, the letter made the whole family very excited to know what my Dad was saying. Well that was the time Laptops worth a tens of thousands of pesos.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
26 Jun 11
I think it was exciting when you received the letter from your father. Now just get bills in the mail or at most of the cards from relatives abroad during the holidays. Otherwise ... nothing. They were beautiful times when you sit at your desk, your beautiful paper and pen ready and I started writing to loved ones.Thanks for response.
@buenavida (7967)
• Sweden
16 Dec 11
Hi, didi13 I started to think, and I cannot remember exactly when I wrote the last paper letter of my own. I have translated a letter not long ago but I sent it by email to a person who can print it and it could be sent it as an old fashioned letter. I think the paper letters are very special, at least some of them, as they were not so many and I have still some letters left from many decades back. Postcards are probably the latest hand written messages I have sent by post!
@GemmaR (8526)
1 Jul 11
I haven't written a letter for a long time now. The last few times that I wrote anything to be put in the post to somebody, I actually used my laptop to type the letter up and then printed it off and sent it anyway, which was a bit of a waste of time as I could have simply sent it as an email instead. I love getting hand written letters from people, and I had a couple of pen pals when I was a child who I wrote to for a few years. I wrote the last letter to them, and they sadly never replied to that, which I was a little bit upset about because they were nice people. But, I guess that people are just far too busy to write letters these days.