Tuesday, 4 December 2012
On the Fourth Day of December
Today's theme was (happy!) families. I took the hint and phoned my sister.
Communication is important. A little while ago my elder daughter, away at university, said she would like me to write to her, and that's what I've been doing ever since. I bought a pack of floral writing paper that folds into an envelope. There's just enough space for an account of the past week.
I left home in India to return to Scotland when I was only 18. My dad wrote to me every week. (When I say wrote, he actually typed his letters after I complained that I couldn't read his atrocious writing!) I used to look out for those blue aerogrammes and would reread them so as not to miss a single detail. Text and emails have their merits but there's nothing to beat the physical written word.