“Most of these letters have been written by people who have never known themselves loved on a piece of paper, they’re the ones from my generation. We have grown up in a world that is paperless, and where some of our best conversations have happened upon a screen. We have learned to diary our pain onto Facebook and we speak swiftly in 140 characters or less. But what if it’s not about efficiency?” – Hannah Brencher
I’ve mentioned Hannah before.
She has since given a Ted Talk to which one viewer responded, “Hannah is an anachronism, a much-needed reminder of our need to slow down and pay attention.” Hannah is featured on the Ted Talk Blog.
“Hannah Brencher knows the letter’s power. In today’s heartfelt talk, Brencher explains how she found this unique calling. Because her family has always communicated by letter, when she found herself depressed after college, she did the only thing she could think of — she penned pages and left them in libraries and cafes where strangers could chance upon them.”