The Demise of the Love Letter

fight club quotes viagra cialis dosage frequency tem que ter receita para comprar viagra nursing philosophy essay dissertation chapter editor services cialis harder discipline essays for middle school students to write online resource essay click follow link go personal editing website us will viagra work with alcohol can you take viagra for premature ejaculation russian history essay topics buy cialis without perscription follow url analytical essay no name woman get link enter site what is e cialis quantos minutos para o viagra fazer efeito click here neue preise viagra james madison thesis see url go site This morning I became concerned about the future of history. Perhaps I am not alone and others have thought this, but I realized that we are in the midst of a mass extinction. In one generation the classic bundle of love letters wrapped in a pink ribbon on fading parchment has been relegated to the annals of myth.  No more will future historians find treasure tucked into boxes in attics or in secret compartments of antique furniture.  Five Hundred Years into the future how will the love affairs real and imagined of the human heart be discovered. How long will our descendants keep the semi secret text messages and e-mails and blogs so that future historians can search for bits and pieces of ideas that haven’t made it into the official history book.

How much of what we discover is based on serendipity by digging in the physical stuff of our past.  By deciphering the flowing script that fades on the shadows of tear stained paper.  I cannot see the future.  I cannot change the inevitability of our bits and bytes but I can wonder what type of history will be written, what stories of heroes past will be told.


The Demise of the Love Letter — 1 Comment

  1. Interesting observation. But I do keep cards people give me or send me. People are still buying cards and writing personal notes in them. But they are not as long and as full as a letter.
    I wonder if technology someday) can go back into someone’s computer and dig out correspondences between two people.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *