Do you correspond with anyone you know strictly through the mail? Not e-mail, the good ol' post office? Today there are so many ways with which we can correspond.
and the list goes on and on.
I wondered, does anyone use only the mail anymore? So I decided I would give it a try. It is not easy! My good friend Sarah-Kala and I were once daily e-mailer's. We would speak on the phone at least 3-4 times a week. I know how much she likes to receive "regular" mail, so I began sending her little notes in the mail. Then letters. After writing a letter, I thought "I can't just pick up the phone and call because I'll just say all the things I just wrote in the letter and then what's the point?"
So I waited. Stop! Wait a minute Mr. Postman! Is there a letter in your bag for me? I sat down with my coffee and the dark pink envelope. The handwritten letter was on pink paper, very nice. I recognized right away the distinct penmanship of my friend. It is part of her personality and I could "hear" her voice as she relayed the recent events in her life. I immediately got out a note card to respond.
It takes about a week or two for a letter to move from the east coast to Hawaii.
I suppose the question is, in this new, fast paced, get-an-answer-right-away world, is keeping in touch through "snail" mail actually keeping "out of touch"? Is the world moving too fast for poor Mr. Postman to keep up?