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