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Handwritten Letters

Handwritten Letters

In  nonfiction American Civil War books, I often read of the letters that the hopeful young soldier’s get from home, and write to home. 

Of course computerized letters, then, out of the question.  From reading these  books though, it’s easy to see that writing, receiving writing sessions for the soldier was one of the only nice activities they had to look forward to.

Unique specifics make actual hand written letters special for a number of reasons.

Researched, first of all, there’s the actual catharsis of physically writing down what’s on your mind.  This controlled act is not as spontaneous as, say, an email, so your choice of words will be weighed, picked, more carefully. 

Also, the fact that it’s a more time consuming project makes for the sealing of that envelope a small victory.  And interestingly, findings also report that what is handwritten as opposed to keyboard written, are words that somehow stick more cohesively in your brain.

What about you?  Does it feel good to mail or receive that hand written letter?

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