Remember those?  :O)

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I love email.  Love.

But remember going out to the mailbox with that feeling of anticipation in your stomach, that magical moment right before you opened your box when you were expecting a letter?

I used to be an avid letter-writer.  My childhood friend and I wrote weekly journal letters for more than five years and I had several other pen pals that I wrote on a less frequent basis.

I miss those days.  Email just doesn’t capture the same feelings, the same emotions.  It’s all a little too clinical these days.  True, instead of days it takes only minutes to get an answer from across the globe.

Just maybe, the magic is in the waiting.