In the US our postal service is agitating to cut delivery back to five days a week. (It makes one long for the good old days when Londoners received postal deliveries multiple times in a single day. Sigh.) Anyway, I realize there is a tremendous volume of mail keeping our devoted carriers too busy, but when was the last time you got GOOD mail out of it all? I mean, I appreciate the odd check or package of books, but aside from business matters and holiday cards, it's been AGES since I had the pleasure of sitting down and reading a letter. Or writing one for that matter! I get the best e-mails--the BEST e-mails from readers. I print them out, but even then it's a slightly disappointing exercise. Without a letter, I get little sense of the sender. I don't see the paper you would have chosen or how you make your "e's". I can't catch a whiff of your perfume on the envelope or smile at your quirky choice of stamp. So tell me honestly, when was the last time you wrote a letter that was not either a holiday greeting or a thank you? I can't remember the last time I did it. So let's at least consider it, shall we? Go and unearth a blank card or, better yet, a piece of writing paper. Find your nicest pen and think of someone who would love to hear from you. And write them. Then come back and tell me who you wrote! Just one letter, a small gift of your time to someone else who would appreciate it more than you can probably imagine.