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  • lauren renee

    I would just like to add that about a week ago, I received a letter in the mail from external heart drive after requesting one a while ago. It was one of the most beautiful surprises. More so, it was incredibly powerful-- to receive something out of blue, from one of the 7 billion people in the world, just because. When requesting a letter, you can ask the writer talk about something specific, so I asked them to write about peace, whatever it meant to them. And the response was incredibly hopeful and full of a personal, down-to-earth kind of insight.

    So, everyone, I really encourage you to do this! I got that letter over a week ago, and I'm still thinking about it now. I'll probably continue to think about it for a long time.

    And, whoever is out there doing this, if you're by any chance reading this-- thank you.

  • Tom Maybrier

    I like this project because it's low-commitment and high reward - anyone can participate, really and the experience will be different for everyone but rich regardless.

  • T yue

    Lovely. Handwritting has been my all time fav. Lovely to see someone share the same feelings as i do. Not neccessary the same but at least we see the interesting part of handwritting :-)

  • Patrick Farrell

    When I reached 40 years of age I looked at my handwriting and realized that it was atrocious. Upon further reflection I discovered I had stopped writing notes of any kind because I was embarrassed about my writing. It was then that I picked up one of my wife's calligraphy pens and asked her to teach me to write again.

    Now, seven years on, writing is an important part of my life again. Writing a handwritten note is a peaceful and enriching thing to do and I love it. I'm glad for my wife's patience and persistence. Now I feel like I can participate in a project like this.

    • Cyrena

      Writing with the hand is a clearer connection from your brain to the written word :)

    • Tom Maybrier

      I have a similar story, forcing myself to pick up cursive again has been rewarding but challenging at times. Some of those letters I just cannot seem to find a clean, elegant way to join!

    • Cyrena

      Cool! I didn't realize that the tag was specifically for that project -- which is awesome -- I just liked the sentiment behind it. :) Thanks for sharing!