Steven Monroe #02034198
What’s in a letter? We all know that letters are a form of written communication made up of paragraphs, sentences and words but it’s in the arranging of these words and such that give a letter character – life, that make it so much more than ink on a piece of paper.
It doesn’t matter if a letter comes from a city boy, a country girl or even a transgender hippie, only that it’s a short story as unique as the person who wrote it. Some letters tell of past memories that are funny, such as trying to sell dirt from a margarita bucket or sad like when your dog ran away. They can be exciting and full of adventure like when you went on vacation and absolutely nothing went as planned, yet it ended up being the best vacation every. They can be a means of venting about wanting to throw your stupid boss through a window or be private little secrets you’re dying to share. Letters can contain your hopes, fears, joys, passions, along with telling of your background, culture and your lifestyle.
Letters afford the opportunity to reflect on the past, dream about the future and maybe even learn a thing or two about yourself. But most of all, they offer a positive distraction, hope and moral support. Sometimes letters have enough power to not only turn someone’s life around, but to save it too.
So, please put pen to paper and tell me, what’s in your letter?