Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Power of a Letter

The United States Postal Service is highlighting letter writing in the months of February and March, 2008. For my Fine Art Friday entry at my Xanga site, I posted Vermeer's Lady Writing a Letter.

Here is picture of the well-addressed envelope of one of the most special letters I have ever received. I often think of this person whom I'd known all my life, but whose life was tragically cut short at the age of forty-eight. That was in 1983.

I learned many lessons from him. Lately I am disappointed to realize that I have no pictures of the two of us. However, it's not like I need one to validate that we knew each other.

I have one other from LPMcD, postmarked just thirty days before his untimely death.

It will provide a little window into the past....for someone else....some day.

Perhaps there will be a book....based on his letters.

1 comment:

  1. It would be wonderful to have a book based on LPMcD's letters. I would enjoy it. :-)