I posted a letter today 12/8/19. I mean I actually went through the whole process of writing the letter, putting it into an envelop, attaching a stamp and posting.
First of all I found an envelope. I have a collection of envelops. Odd ones here and there that I have accumulated over some time. I know exactly where to look on the bookshelf.
Then I found my book of 1st class stamps. I also know where to find them. Again I always keep a book of 1st class stamps incase I need to post a letter (like today). I am not sure about you, but I can’t remember the last time I wrote and posted a letter. An actual letter, that I wrote and not a card, a letter…. as in “Dear somebody”. Cards are more recent, but having side that, I can’t remember how recent I guess a couple of years recent as I tend to give cards out in person.
For me, in 2019, everything in terms of communication with my friends and family is pretty much done electronically. Either written or speaking via telephone or facetime. If it wasn’t for the fact that my sister presently does not have a phone (another blog), then I guess I would not have the need to write and post a letter.
What a palava. Not having a phone in 2019. Gosh, it sounds like a science fiction. She actually sent me her new address by post. I don’t even what to go down that route. I mean how stressful can it be.
But I remember growing up and all I had to communicate with my friends was a letter and a post card. I remember having Pen-pals around the world. It was so exotic and something to be proud of. Even my secondary school encouraged and organised pen pals and letter writting session. I’m not sure if that’s where I developed my ability to write a narrative.
No need for penpals today. All you need is to own one of many social media handles and you would have a choice of millions of people to become virtual friends with. How time flies and things change.
Anyway I was forced to write to my sister today. Because I have a few urgent things I needed to bring to her attention. I am off on holiday now and I hope to get a response from her on my return. Fingers crossed she may just give me a call using a call box.
Until then… from Nene with love.