Story of a lost journalist

January 22, 2012

At the price of a postage stamp

Filed under: Daily Rot — Cris @ 20:26

(From a letter to a friend)

You know what I liked about ‘Wake up Sid’? The part where they exchange emails cause she didn’t have a phone. You know what I like about ‘You’ve got mail’? Well, all of it. It’s simply so beautiful to sit on your bed with a huge letter pad and pen down your life’s silly everydays. Even typing in your tiny laptop, lazily sipping coffee, and smiling at the stuff you think about as you sit to write. And the joy of waiting a reply… nay I’m not going to attempt to describe it. I know it’s visually playing in your mind right now.

It’s different when you write to a far-away friend. The distance somehow sweetens the whole episode… from the moment untidy ink marks spurt out of your leaky pen, to the words diving out of the flimsy nib, to the final signature and dotted endings, to the clumsy folding of the paper and crumbling of an old yellow envelope, to the long trip from one red box to another (I know this is now how it works :D), till it knocks on your door and touches your hand. Sigh, I say letters are the biggest travelers of this world… where do they not go to? What corner of the world have they not touched? Wish I could pour myself into these white pages and hide behind these blue words. With them, I could travel around and see the world… at the price of a postage stamp!



  1. 🙂

    Comment by Gov — January 22, 2012 @ 22:10 | Reply

  2. Good post .. It had all those tiny weeny details tht rings those bells of nostalgia ..Me pressing LIKE button.:-)

    Comment by Blungi — January 22, 2012 @ 22:47 | Reply

    • hehe thank ye blungi. There is actually a like button here :D. You may press it.

      Comment by Cris — January 23, 2012 @ 11:59 | Reply

  3. First post of the year,I felt it amazingly beautiful. Being a person who sends letter to a mother despite the horrible Handwriting I possess.

    It was a real joy to read and to feel the happiness and satisfaction of reading a letter. Thank you.

    You know what I like about ‘at the price of a postage stamp’? Well, all of it. 🙂 .

    Comment by Javed Miandad — January 23, 2012 @ 02:49 | Reply

    • 🙂 Thanks Javed. Am glad you are still writing letters to Mom.

      Comment by Cris — January 23, 2012 @ 12:00 | Reply

  4. Nice. Very nice 🙂

    Comment by Madhavankutty Pillai — January 26, 2012 @ 13:03 | Reply

    • Thank you Madhavankutty Pillai 🙂

      Comment by Cris — January 29, 2012 @ 02:33 | Reply

  5. this one is so special. 🙂 for reasons i and you know…. shuuuu! secret!

    Comment by Akshaya — May 28, 2012 @ 18:35 | Reply

    • Hehe yea, you are the friend 😀 Secretly of course!

      Comment by Cris — May 30, 2012 @ 11:44 | Reply

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