We live in an era of progress in the realm of mobile phones, personal computers and plasma televisions. We are so accustomed to communicating via SMS and the Internet, that next to your name on an important document and we want to put "smiley". We talk like robots, the words "hello, how are you" and "excellent, like himself," it's time to make long-dedicated keys on our computers. What to say, I'm a fan of this myself so "easy" communication. Until recently, then I laughed at people who in our time writing letters. Until recently … I met a man, modern man, my coeval.

A month later he was taken into the army. But for the time being there, he wrote me a single sms. He explained it very simply: "How can I express my feelings and mood by SMS? Without hearing your voice, I can not believe that you have everything well, even if you will place thousands of "smiling" I brackets at the end of phrases. " And I thought … How many times people have written to me by SMS and the Internet, they have all the good, and really need my support? How many times, I do not suspect that I leave people in trouble? I pondered over the fact that modern means of communication force us to reduce supply, reduce them to a minimum and, hence, to minimize our feelings and emotions, to adjust them to two or three sentences.

The army banned many phone calls, and I and my friend decided to rather audacious act of our time – we decided to write another letter. But it was not the message "a la SMS," it was long and heartfelt letter, with pictures in the margins, with poems and photographs, with dried flowers and scented pages. How much can be learned about a new person! I realized that a clean sheet has a magical quality – it opens the door to the human soul. No one urged by thee, no one interrupts, and your thoughts, sometimes smoothly and quietly, and sometimes with the speed of a comet fall on the page. The letter is not only a dialogue with another person, but this conversation with himself. In SMS and the Internet, of course, has its advantages. It's quick and easy communication opportunity to stay in touch. And it's nice to hear the sound of incoming sms on the phone or see 20 unread messages in e-mail. But I realized, it can not compare with the joy, when it comes to the long-awaited letter. When I lower arm in a mailbox, feel for the envelope and hear the joy of my heart starts to beat faster …

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