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Thursday, October 4, 2012

"Letters from home"



This little person has been created in homage to the old-fashioned art of letter writing.  As I was growing up and even as an adult I treasured each letter that I received from someone far away.   I even read historical books that were based on letters two people had written to each other. 



Although our modern day life gives us quicker, easier access to each other -- the letters written by hand were, many times, far more enlightening than a few quick lines in an email.  I knew that the letters I received were meant solely for me and were not written to a social media site.  Just one-on-one communication - sealed in an envelope.


Hand written letters (yes, there was such a thing once upon a time) were treasures that took time and love to write.  Also they often took quite awhile to actually get to the receiver - no instant messaging in 'those' days.  Sometimes, by the time the letter actually arrived, the news was already 'old'.

But still...  I make this little figure, who collects her mail in her pocket.  Perhaps someday it will end up in a box, up in the attic for a future person to discover.

A special thanks to Sherri for this darling little black chair (and two others that she sent to me).

"To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart." - Phyllis Theroux
  

5 comments:

  1. Love that pocket full of letters! How wonderful for someone years in the future, to come across this and marvel at the idea of hand written letters! Wonderful!

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  2. You are so right. Many of us save letters, post cards, and greeting cards we have received over the years. I can't part with some of these. They bring back memories and throwing them away would somehow indicate that the sentiments they represent are somehow unimportant. But then, I'm a pretty sentimental person.

    Love your doll.
    xx, Carol

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  3. She has a wonderful, serene face and I love the use of fabric wuth handwriting for her arms and legs.

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  4. I still treasure letters from a friend who spent a year in Thailand, full of entertaining stories and wise advice. And my parents had an astonishing knack of sending letters that arrived at university just when I needed them. Emails just aren't the same!

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  5. I love the sentiment of this doll. I agree, electronic communication is not nearly as personal, nor can it be savored and treasured for years to come. This little gal (is she little?) has such a contented look on her face. I love the hat with French knot accents. Adorable!

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