Today’s mail included a slightly belated reply to a letter received last month. This friend is someone I cherish dearly, but with whom I do not keep up electronically. We only recently returned to writing each other and it’s like rediscovering a lost treasure.

The second letter is to one of my dearest friends. We talk weekly, text and exchange messages and posts on facebook, but still write to one another monthly. We’re separated by a few states and the tangible letters and other small gifts we send one another help us to feel closer when we rarely get any facetime.