Boxes of Emails

I can’t remember the last time I penned a personal letter and put it in the mailbox. It’s kind of sad.  Not that I was great at doing that–but I did write letters at one point. I have boxes of letters written by my grandparents to each other. What will my grandchildren (if I have any) have from me, boxes of emails? Old suitcases of tweets? They will have drawings, and that’s good.

However, on the bright side, I am in touch with so many people now, and many of them are family and old friends. And they don’t have to decipher my handwriting.


About Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer and live drawer for The New Yorker, CBS News. Speaker for TED and others. Books: Women On Men,
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2 Responses to Boxes of Emails

  1. Rob Husberg says:

    I LOVE this cartoon! A poignant subject indeed.
    Mailboxes are getting harder to find, and when you spot one,
    they have a forlorn, neglected look about them.

    Email printouts, when found years later in a box or drawer,
    will not have the smell of fine stationery or the wonderful
    tactile quality.

    The future autograph market will also suffer profoundly.

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