What a long day! I just got home from a long day of shopping for clothes and food. Apparently, when mom told her brother to not let his son bring so much clothes here, he took her words literally. My cousin only brought enough clothes for three days! So today we have to go to the outlet mall an hour away to get him some new clothes. I got a pair of jeans myself, yay! You have no idea how hard it is for me to shop for clothes.
Anyway, I was going to post this morning but it seemed like something was wrong. There wasn’t any pingbacks on the daily post page. Does this happen every weekend or just a glitch with specific prompts? Today’s prompt reads, “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” — Blaise Pascal Where do you fall on the brevity/verbosity spectrum?”
Okay, since the quote have something to do with letters, I will just go with that. Honestly, I am a big fan of handwritten letters. I think a handwritten letter can express sentiments and in some cases, it may be a romantic gesture. I mean, it must mean something special if someone is willing to take the time to write a letter by hand.
As for the brevity/verbosity spectrum, I would prefer brief over verbose because although handwritten letters are special, I don’t want to spend all day reading page after page and still have no idea what in the heck the letter’s talking about.
The only letter I’ve ever gotten was from mom a few months after she left for the U.S. It was the late 90’s, neither of us have access to a computer or internet, so we had to communicate either by telephone or mail. She called once but got cut off. So she decided to write a letter and mail it. It cost her a fair penny too. I could tell by the mass of stamps occupying the corner of the envelope.
It was about 3 pages in the neatest handwriting I’ve ever seen. It was wordy either. It was about her life in the U.S. That letter is special to me and it remains with me until today. Well, it’s in a box somewhere in the basement but it’s there.
So one of many my mottos in life is just say it. Don’t wrap around the subject and make me guess it, just say it and get it over with.