REDISCOVERING THE LOST ART OF LETTER WRITING: A TIMELESS TIE

Mar 31, 2024 | Backstage | 0 comments

The flickering candlelight dances on the worn leather of the desk, casting long shadows that reach toward the figure bent over the paper. A quill dips gracefully into a well of shining ink, and with a soft sigh, the
writer begins. Each stroke is meticulous, a whispered secret engraving itself onto the paper. Laughter spills across the page, followed by a tear-stained confession, a tapestry of emotions woven with the finest thread
of words. This, my friends, is the lost harmony of letter writing, a forgotten art form that once held the power to cross oceans and mend
broken hearts.


But the world has grown deaf to its melody. Globalization’s vortex has swept us into a frantic dance of instant messages and tweets. Our thoughts, once carefully curated and penned with love, now dash
through the digital emptiness in a storm of emojis and abbreviated sentences. The weight of a handwritten letter, a tangible gift to the soul, has been replaced by the glow of a screen.


We have traded the permanence of ink for the impermanence of pixels. Parents no longer receive letters filled with the messy scribble of their children their wrinkled hands in need of the comforting weight of those
precious pages. Love letters once whispered secrets on scented papers, have transformed into impersonal texts, vacant of the intimacy that bled from the ink. There’s something magical about connecting with others’
souls through handwritten words. The joy of receiving a letter from a faraway land, the anticipation as you carefully open it, and the delight as you read the intimate thoughts shared by a stranger who feels like a
friend.


But let us not allow the harmony to fade entirely. Let us raise our voices in a chorus of appreciation for the beauty of the written words. In a world that values speed over substance, let us claim the slow dance of
letter writing. Take a pen in your hand, feel the smooth texture of the paper beneath your fingertips, and allow your thoughts to take a journey. Let your letters be a bridge across time and distance, a tribute to the
timeless power of human ties. Rediscover the joy of creating a message that goes beyond the limitations of digital communication, a message that whispers secrets and carries love. The world may have forgotten the melody, but it’s never too late to begin the symphony once again.

Written by: Rtr. Ifrah Riyas

Graphic design by: Rtr. Sathmi Dinanja

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