In this age of technology, when people are texting, sending emails, including emojis in messages, my love for handwritten notes has grown in intensity.
There was a time when handwritten notes and letters were the primary ways to communicate, in addition to spoken words. Even with the emergence of typewriters, a paper on which a message was printed contained the touch of the writer of the letter.
Now, in the age of advanced electronic devices, messages appear on the screens of laptops, tablets, and smartphones. In addition to touchscreens and keyboards, voice recognition software can now type messages, following verbal dictation from a human being. Fancy emojis add humor and color to our communication, but the sense of personal touch has waned.
We have achieved high speed in communication. Messages can be exchanged in real time, across the world. But what we seem to have lost are the texture, smell, and the intimacy of handwritten letters.
However, I must add that what is scarce is also quite precious. People still exchange handwritten letters and greeting cards, and these are tremendously valued. Receiving a message that is written by hand by the sender is truly a beautiful gift.
Every time I receive a nice handwritten note, it makes me appreciate the sender’s time and effort.
In conclusion, I want to say that let us share some joy by exchanging more handwritten letters and messages with our friends and loved ones.