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In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

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Letter? A love note would do...

by canadafreeze on April 6, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Opening the mailbox and finding a letter inside always gives me a rush. It doesn't matter so much who the letter is from - what matters, is that someone cares enough to sit down and think about me for the time it takes to put pen to paper. It's personal. It's intimate.

I miss the feel of the paper, the smell of the ink, and the ability to re-read the words in private.

I miss the days when my mailbox offered more than junk mail, when it was likely there'd be a letter, written on thin blue stationary in cursive writing and signed with love.

I miss that...


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