My treasure box
I'm in the process of moving house, and have been emptying my attic. Among the boxes of crap I found my treasure box.
It was hidden underneath some very precious things, like my daughters' high chair and carry cot. I paused to cradle those in my arms and remember holding those beautiful bundles. They are still my first love and always will be.
Then I found my treasure box. Full of love letters from when love letters were where it was at. The best ones were from my darling Kath, who would write to me at the drop of a hat. She would be having a quiet shift down the pub, so would write me a deeply silly and funny letter. God how I loved to get a silly funny and loving handwritten letter. Who keeps their emails for 25 years?
My new resolution is to write letters to my friends, family and loves. Emails and texts are ok, but letters are so much better. I had a literately minded girlfriend when I was 17, and she would send me scented notes with poems from Donne, and Shakespeare sonnets.
It's been a very long time since I've had a love letter. I feel moved to write and send one right now.