While rummaging around my room looking for old photographs, I came across my old storage box full of letters. I quickly went through it to see what memories I’ve managed to save all these years. I was surprised to find that I’ve kept all the letters and cards my family, relatives and friends gave me when I was still young. And of course, through all those precious memories, I also saw some old love letters.
It was amusing to read them because they made me remember the giddy feeling of puppy love. Although there was one that made me a bit sad because we didn’t work out as I hoped we would but hey, that’s life right? Anyway, I love the thought of someone pouring their heart into writing a love letter for their special someone. The words they put together to show how much you mean to them and how they want to be part of your life is quite fascinating not to mention scary at the same time. And the fact that you are reading their words while holding their letter is the most powerful compared to reading them online via email.
Honestly, I am a lover of the written word. And after all these years I am still smitten with it. I know how powerful words can be whether it is spoken or written that is why love letters for me are sacred. I have written some love letters before not because I wanted those guys I’ve sent them to to love me back or something but because I wanted to share my feelings with them pure and simple. If they reciprocated my feelings well and good but if not, it was just my way of appreciating the very fact that they crossed my path. That was enough for me.
It has been a long time since I last wrote a love letter but I think I found a reason to go back to this practice of mine. 🙂
In the spirit of writing love letters, why don’t you try it out too? It has been a long time (I am sure) since you’ve picked up your pen and write a love letter to someone close to you or to that special someone. So why not start today? And if you have the time, please share your ideas on what you think of love letters here. I might even create something out of it for your pleasure. 🙂