There is nothing happier than receiving a sweet letter in the mail. The anticipation! The idea that someone thought about you with enough time and fondness to do all the paper-finding, and thinking, and stamping and sealing and sending. You have to care to write a letter. And often the affliction of modern life is the distance we feel. Letters squish the distance into touching the same paper & reading the same words. Letters can be kept and re-read and folded into bundles and bound with ribbons. Love letters – kept and read by grandchildren. Little windows. Little sentiments. Little time capsules of a moment, ephemeral and permanent all at once.