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Please consider this inspiring example of a letter that carries historical and personal significance:
My darling Clemmie,
In your letter from Madras you wrote some words very dear to me, about my having enriched your life. I cannot tell you what pleasure this gave me, because I always feel so overwhelmingly in your debt. If there can be accounts in love … What it has been to me to live all these years in your heart and companionship no phrases can convey.
Time passes swiftly, but is it not joyous to see how great and growing is the treasure we have gathered together, amid the storms and stresses of so many eventful and, to millions, tragic and terrible years?
Your loving husband,
OK, you’re no Winston Churchill, but no matter. Commit some words and sentences to paper and send it — to a friend or loved one. Think of all that would have been lost if Churchill sent Clemmie a text message. In a small but significant way, here’s a chance to make your mark in the sands of time.
Copyright © 2014 Randi Kreiss. Randi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.