So today I was surprised and thrilled to get a card from a friend up north. An honest-to-goodness handwritten note. A real "someone took the time to write out what they wanted to tell you" kind of note. Words from friends are valued so much more when inked onto paper and posted in the mail than those that are tapped onto a keyboard (ironically, I'm telling you this by tapping!)
I thought of my teen years when I had a penpal in Ireland and how we'd gush over movie stars via our letters. We both loved the fashions of the times and sent our "best" photos. The thought and time that went into each handwritten letter gave it something of ourselves.