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The Letter Is Dead, Long Live the Letter

Andrea Margutti

Letters have the power to grant us a larger life. They reveal motivation and deepen understanding. They are evidential. They change lives, and they rewire history. The world once used to run upon their transmission — the lubricant of human interaction and the freefall of ideas, the silent conduit of the worthy and the incidental, the time we were coming for dinner, the account of our marvelous day, the weightiest joys and sorrows of love.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I write letters to my dad every week. What I find so freeing about the process is that I don't edit myself. I just write my feelings. My dad writes superb letters. Usually he talks about the weather and his thoughts- but they end up being so profound. He has Parkinson's, so recently I bought him a pen that will stabilize his hand. Thanks for reminding me to write to him today!

    • Andrea Margutti

      thanks for sharing with us your personal story, you have a great dad and you are a great daughter too!