Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Value Of A Handwritten Note

Recently, I began a relationship with a wonderful woman, who unfortunately lives a few hundred miles away from me right now. Presently, I stay at a Salvation Army with other military homeless veterans. this girl and I are able to speak on the phone, and chat on this site.

But my feelings for her go beyond these methods of communication. So, I began hand writing her letters, and I send these with a card in what is now referred to as snail mail. I view this method of intimate communication at times a very under utilized form of sharing thoughts and feelings with another. I have not wrote letters in this way since high school, which was well before the advent of the internet.

In these letters I write to this amazing girl, I find myself sharing emotions more completely than sharing them in another way. Here is one of those letters I sent to her, and I will continue to write her in this way as often as I can and wish:

Sunday Night

Hi There,

Thank you for spending your days and nights with me. You make my days a lot better here. And you are very popular where I live. The guys here know how I feel about you and the treats you are sending me will increase your popularity that much more.

So I'm thinking possibly by next month, I'll have money to come see you. I'm thinking about 400.00 dollars should cover my flight and a hotel room for us. We'll get separate rooms, since we are not married and all.

I've had a headache all day today. I always get headaches, when the weather changes. Don't ask me why.

Most of the guys here are black and are older than me. I've been here for about 4 months now. And I've made some friends-a few are guys who think I'm a genius because I can read and write. Scott is an older white friend of mine here. He was a special Forces medic during the Vietnam War.

And right now, he is in school for his PhD as a physician assistant. I do not know the stories of how these guys here ended up homeless, and they do not know mine. But some guys here are quite amazing, and very intelligent.

Having you in my life now makes me want to move forward that much more. In time, I'll be able to move up there. So we need to be patient, and we'll makes this happen. I enjoyed writing you again and we'll speak soon. I love you very much, D

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