Cleaning out some old files today and I was struck by how many letters I have. I’ve always made a point of saving them, so the fact that I HAD them was not the surprising part. It was who sent them. There were the expected ones from my parents and grandparents, but I had a ton of letters from friends from high school and college, study abroad, even brothers and sisters of friends. Even some long notes passed in class during high school. Lots of fun to re-read. In many ways, I feel more connected to my friends’ lives today, but I can’t help but think we’re going to miss all these handwritten, paper time-capsules. Makes me want to go back and print out all my emails, but the truth is, we don’t write the same way now.