Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Handwritten Letter

  I once wrote letters, 
in hues of deepest blue,
of stories wild and young, 
imagery too, I drew,

they sailed the seven seas,
stole kisses from billows,
and giggled within the walls  
painted pink and yellow.
Sigh! 
  But it all stopped long ago,
the magic of the yore,
still sometimes beckons the call,
of words written no more.
When Godmother Shailaja came up with SnailMail Challenge, I jumped in. Not just because I  am in love with the written word or the curves of my handwriting (that's narcissist me) , I felt it's a beautiful way to connect with fellow bloggers. I was picked to send a handwritten letter to the extremely talented - Sreesha Divakaran. Through the B-A-R FB group I became familiar with her blog  and absolutely loved her poetry, not to mention she's an avid bookreader too. I almost spent a month figuring out what to write or send. Time had totally rusted my letter writing skills. 

My letter sounded more like a mumbling of a random mind, so I drew a zentangle bookmark, a compensation for reading my mindless musings. This is the only picture I took before posting it. Sadly, the letter is on a world tour or still floating somewhere around the Indian Ocean as she hasn't received it yet. I so wish I had taken proper pictures of the letter so that she could atleast read it virtually.


A month and a half ago I received an email from Rekha with screenshots of the letter she had snail-mailed me. I was delighted!! Her blog Dew Drops is a reader's delight. You will fall in love with the way she writes real life incidents with maturity and gentleness. Unfortunately, life is not so kind on me. Her lovely handwritten letter hasn't reached me yet. But I haven't lost all hope and pray that it would find my mailbox someday.
Thank you so much Rekha. I would have loved being in the company of your daughter. We could have created a huge heap of paper mess :) And someday your bulky books on managing babies might come in handy :D 



9 comments:

  1. Aah! The snail mail challenge! I was going to participate in it, but then decided against it eventually. Most courier companies do not deliver in my area! :(

    How many blogs do you maintain? Is this the first time I've landed on this one?

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  2. Awesome! And I LOVE your tangles..they are beautiful!

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  3. Awesome! And I LOVE your tangles..they are beautiful!

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  4. It has been such fun, hasn't it? Even though I did everything on the very last day! I completely loved your bookmark. Zentangling is fascinating.

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  5. This was so much fun, I tell you. I am in awe of your handwriting. And look at that bookmark...such a creative piece. Loved writing to you. :-) By the way, I'm here for the first time. I follow your Destiny's Child one.

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  6. Your handwriting is perfect, Raj. I wasn't a part of snail mail activity as I didn't know my address at that time. :) Sounds stupid right? But that happened. :) Anyways, I love receiving and sending letters. I hope you will get your hardcopy soon enough. :)

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  7. I really loved participating too, and how lovely to read about your wonderful experience... Yes, its pretty special right:-)

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  8. Ah! The joy of writing letters.Glad the emotional warmth is being re-kindled.

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  9. Looks very lovely! Would have loved to be a part of it too.Your zentangle book mark looks lovely and yes, Rekha's letter too.

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