Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A Slow Letter
A letter to a friend. We went to law school together and were commissioned as Army officers on the same day. I was with the Criminal Investigation Command while he served with the Army Security Agency and our paths have continued to cross because we've made an effort to keep in touch. He's now practicing law and living in a scenic New Mexican town. We've made plans to meet in a few months although I'll be talking with him much sooner.
In the meantime, a letter. We scrawl so many notes in the course of a year that it is a nice change to write at least one slow letter. A fountain pen is required since it adds to the feel as the words are formed. The secret is in the pace. Points can be better made and stories fully developed when there is no rush.
Each note bears the gifts of time and attention.
Posted by Michael Wade at 8:52 AM