Wednesday, November 24, 2010

And They Say the Art of Writing Letters is Dead . . .

If you've ever seen a Ken Burns documentary, two things stand out: the first is the cinematic style of zooming around the image of a still photograph, and the second is the lost art of letterwriting, as a famous actor reads a well-written and heartfelt missive. (I just wanted to use the word "missive".)

Well, Buckos and Buckets, letter writing isn't dead. Here's a letter from the Civil War, the famous Sullivan Ballou letter.

Okay, that's a pretty high bar when it comes to the art of correspondence. Now let's see what a modern writer can do with all the technology of the modern day.

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