I still have the first love letter that was ever written to me. We were five and it was from a boy named Lewis who wrote, “Neada, I like you, do you like me too?”.
There’s something special about handwritten letters that (at least for me!) can’t be communicated via text or on social media.
So I love this series, Lettres Grandes, which has actors reading out love letters written by famous creatives of years past. The premise is that these letters, the feelings they carry, are timeless and will live on through the words — so romantic.
Here is one read by Clémence Poésy, written by the poet Paul Éluard to his first wife, Gala, who later left him for Salvador Dali.
Do you think letters still carry a special message? Do you still take the time to write them?