December 7th 2012
It’s become a bit of a cliché for people to complain that, in this digital world of emails and txtspk, nobody writes letters anymore. For those people, and in fact, for anybody who likes to read beautiful writing, there’s always Letters of Note.
Letters of Note is “an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos.” It covers everything from the funny and the bizarre to the heartwarming and the heartbreaking.
There’s a vast catalogue of both historic and modern letters; it’s a real goldmine: Kurt Vonnegut’s description of his time as a prisoner of war. David Bowie’s response to his first American fan letter. A touching love letter written by Johnny Cash after his wife’s death. Not all of them are by famous people, but they’re all incredibly compelling.
It’s a reminder of just how powerful and moving the written word can be.