Even though we are surrounded by written words-advertising, magazines, newspapers, email, and blogs-we rarely put our intimate thoughts and feelings into words, let alone share our written expressions with another person. To some extent, we have lost the most meaningful writing of all: personal letters. Far from the mundane written communication of our daily lives, handwritten letters are expressive, personal gifts of time and feelings.
Memoir writing gives us the chance to write these “letters” to our friends and family. We have a safe place to pour out our hearts, to document the moments that move us, and to write love letters to the people who have shared these moments.