4 September 2019
I’m currently reading the book The John Lennon Letters. I’m around halfway through. As the title suggests, it is a collection of letters written by John Lennon over his lifetime, collected and annotated by Hunter Davies. It’s an interesting look back into the days when people used to communicate more by postcards and letters instead of emails, texts, instant messaging, etc.
One letter that I found interesting is a letter to Paul and Linda, in response to a letter Linda wrote to him, airing some grievances. John is very irritated that they would presume to send a letter addressed to him, instead of “John and Yoko”. In fact, he even says he is now JohnandYoko. This reminds me of the Biblical idea that when you get married, the two become One Flesh. John definitely seems to be buying into this idea here, despite his varying opinions on religion. We all know John loved Yoko, but this attitude seems a little surprising when encountered today – in a society where divorce seems to come so cheaply. Of course, even John was divorced.
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I miss the days of writing letters. It’s why I still write things down on paper and draw. It feels like a very human thing to do from the days of rock art that has been removed from our everyday modern lives. It’s your soul flowing out from your wrist.
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I write letters. I do emails and texts and Discord messages and stuff too (and Forum posts, obviously ), but I will always love the physical, tactile experience of nice pens and good stationary and the slower, more measurable, monetarily valued pace of snail mail correspondence. And the feeling you get when you receive a letter or greeting card in the mail will never be matched by all the emails and cool ecards in the world. Nor does it need to be – those things serve another purpose, one equally valuable but entirely different in purpose and usage.
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