WRITING

Woman Writing a Letter with her Maid

Painting by Jan Vermeer 1671

Artful Writing

This Dutch Baroque classic painting depicts – a once favorite pastime – the art of writing letters.  Today this art is almost neglected with the advent of instant social media to confuse the mind with static responses.  My best attempts to writing were those long letters written in French to my French family.  Afterwards, I wrote weekly letters to my father when he was in combat in Vietnam.  Now, as my son calls it – snail mail – is his preference, so satisfied to continue writing letters and learning from his poetry.

HAIKU

EXPRESSING MY HEART

AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT

TO CHEER MY LOVED ONE

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“”Explore the blessing that is writing.”

QUOTE by Sharon Graham