I started downloading all my work email pretty early this morning, because the post-weekend inbox flood is always a bit overwhelming.
I hate to say this — and probably shouldn’t since my livelihood kind of depends on it — but email is really starting to get me down. I mean, fine, it’s fast and convenient — but I’m starting to miss ACTUAL LETTERS, and the old pre-Internet days, when my physical mailbox was more than just a repository for bills and promo flyers.
I’d be happy just to get a postcard… despite the delay in delivery… and the fact that I’ll have seen all my friends’ trip photos online already by the time it arrives.
Sluggish as it is, snail mail (especially when handwritten) has a certain charm that instant online communication just can’t replicate. It’s just so personal.
Don’t get me wrong — I wouldn’t give up instant communication for ANYTHING (I’d tear all my hair out!), but I’d hate it if good old snail mail died out altogether. So I think I’m going to start writing actual handwritten letters that you actually have to buy stamps to send out.
Hmmm. I don’t even know how much stamps cost… and my handwriting is terrible. But I don’t care. I’m considering it my own little effort to keep snail mail alive.
Feel free to join me if you like! :)