Author Joshunda Sanders on the pleasure and power of handwritten letters in the social media age.
Beautiful! I’ve always loved writing and receiving letters. I buy special cards to always have on hand for someone. I had a pen pal in the 80s from the Soviet Union and I still have all her letters. They are full of beautiful teenage emotions.
I started writing letters for my cousins' birthdays in 2019 who were over eighty years old. We haven't stayed connected; I haven't seen some of them for over a decade. But they have given me positive responses to my hand-written letters, and I am prioritizing this now. And am writing to those cousins in their seventies now as well. I found I had lost the art of writing without making many errors. I would write it on my iPad first, especially for spell-check, then write in long-hand. I am starting to once again, be able to create the letter in long-hand now. Fun stuff!
Thank you for your beautiful essay, and your book sounds fascinating.
This is beautiful x