Ah, the power of e-mail. I sometimes wonder if the regular letter is just going to disappear in favor of electronic communications. In this project, I've been trying to write letters on stationery and post them, but because of time constraints (and a nasty online mah-jongg habit), I have resorted to e-mailing several of my "Your Pal, Jill" letters.
In a way I'm disappointed with myself for doing so, but at the same time, the only replies I've ever gotten are from e-mails, such as this nice acknowledgement from Nancy Hascall, the composer I wrote to the other day:
Hi Jill,Her sending this little note brightened up my Inbox, and it probably only took her a couple of minutes to write, as opposed to having to pull out the stationery, write the three sentences, find a stamp, and mail it. As much as I like getting snail mail, I'm starting to feel like the junk/marketing e-mail situation in my Inbox is getting to the point where an e-mail from a regular person excites me. Do you feel the same way?Thanks for your e-mail. I always love hearing about how this piece has moved people. From its inception I have felt it was a gift to me (not from me), to be shared.Blessings,:-) Nancy