I enjoy writing letters, almost as much as I enjoy receiving them.
I start on plain white sheets of unruled paper, or on hotel stationary from a hotel worthy of receiving a letter from. (I often write letters when traveling.) I always date my letters because I want the person to know the day I sat down and composed a letter in their name. This way it becomes a mediation, a sort of personal holiday that we share and can celebrate—at least that’s how I see it.
I use my favorite pen. These days my favorite pen is a fountain pen my wife bought me before she became my wife. Nothing too fancy, but certainly beautiful in its design. I only write in blue ink. I’m not sure why.
I always start with the most simple of salutations, no matter how heavy the message is to follow.
I wonder, do any of you still write letters?