Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 57

The challenge: Take a picture that illustrates communication.

Long, long ago, in a land far, far away, a man wrote to his daughter, a novice in a convent. The artform of the letter has basically vanished; 80 years from now, no one will be able to read the ramblings of home life, as told by father to daughter.

As a side note, the man who wrote this letter, born in 1870, claims to have jumped out the window of the school in third grade, and never returned. And kids these days can barely write cursive, let alone compose like this man, who today would be considered barely literate. I give you deep things to ponder this fine Saturday.

(Click the picture to biggify, and read a bit of this time capsule of communication.)

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