"All you have to do is write one true sentence.
Write the truest sentence you know."
- Ernest Hemingway
The art of letter writing has slowly dissipated.
Can you remember the last time you sat down to write a letter?
We've reached a point where our daily communication is funneled through text messages, tweets and status updates. These 140-character snapshots are disposable instantaneous telegrams. In essence, we divulge so much of our personal lives electronically, that the individual behind the text/tweet/update is a virtual silhouette.
When you sit down to write a letter, you embark on a unique journey. As you transpose your thoughts, ideas, hopes or fears onto the paper, you're leaving footprints, but also sharing thoughts that have yet to be introduced didactically into the universe. The reader can tell where you've made a mistake or accidentally dropped your coffee mug (evident by the effervescent circular stain) and, as you're wrapping up, you're leaving your reader with a one-of-a-kind piece sealed with your final footstep: your signature.
The Letter Exchange was inspired by the idea to revive this lost art. The purpose is simple: to incite personalized messages.
My wish for this project is to showcase a more personalized side of our daily communication. Together, we will discover novel, intimate narratives that span the cultural spectrum.
Now, all you have to do is start writing.
With many thanks,
The Letter Exchange