By Mary N. DiZazzo

Pretty Is In The Writing

Ciao bella,

When I say 'writing', I don't mean email writing! Oh the days of a hand written letter. I remember receiving them, perfumed, with sealing wax. Delicate penmanship scrolled out feelings of desire and happy days planned gone by. Best wishes of the day and thanks of appreciation could be touched and reread with an awareness of the paper it was written on and the color specially chosen by the writer.

The heart thumping of a love letter. What other organic material can get a rise out of you like a love letter? The feeling of the paper as you run your fingers from side to side wondering how not to destroy this perfect square. Tearing paper asks what is here speaking just to me. Words written in one's hand can be so sincere, so honest, so powerful reaching its goal of infinity!

The sense of satisfaction when I put down the pen is a Beauty gadget all its own! A silent Beauty treatment that quenches the mind thirsty for attention. A reward that is pleasing to bear the hands 'gift of writing.

So pick up a pen and scribble away your best one yet!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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