Love letters discovery is tinged with nostalgia

THE discovery of a bundle of treasured handwritten love letters on a bus will bring back nostalgic memories for people who have received or sent them in the past. So few people now do, in this age of instant electronic communication. Whole generations in

THE discovery of a bundle of treasured handwritten love letters on a bus will bring back nostalgic memories for people who have received or sent them in the past. So few people now do, in this age of instant electronic communication. Whole generations in the future will never experience the pleasure of a love letter received or sent.

John Keats and his muse Fanny Bawne expressed their love for each other by tapping on adjoining walls. Now people tap out instantly disposable messages on mobile phone keypads. How sad that love letters have had their day.


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