Letter


When asked about our future plans, everyone of us will quote a more or less definite list consisting of more or less important matters – fancies, resolutions, expectations (our own or other people's, more or less realistic). Jumping from one whim to another, running from one goal to the next we suddenly begin to subconsciously feel that we are missing something. In a moment of clarity we realize that, even though we opted for linearity, we move in circles, turning around like a hamster wheel in a tight cage, not getting anywhere. The memories of chasing rabbits are of no help. Also, we cannot shake off the conviction that there is someone/something lurking, patiently waiting, bothering us and asking to reduce our pace, be clearer and more serene. Or perhaps it is the reverse? Perhaps this unfinished business demands of us a stronger reaction and other means of expression?

Matters that in the beginning seemed trivial turn into universal catastrophes as they are constantly put off, words spoken lightly gain an unbearable heaviness, forgotten problems, pushed to the borders of consciousness, come back like a boomerang. One day we eventually discover, with the clearness of a sudden revelation, that the discontinued threads will never find their continuation, the ends will be left loose, our conversations will be forever left unfinished, nobody will ever provide us with answers and all our heated discussions have proven to be pointless.

"Letter" is an exercise in which we try to stop the spinning wheel and verbalize that which has been left unsaid, unfinished, hanging in the air. Numerous guides provide ready-made letter templates: "The choice of the letter's style depends mainly on the addressee," one of the rules says. But is it really the case? A letter is an expression of our intentions and emotions, a kind of pier leading from us to an absent addressee. The choice of words and images, the means of expression depend exclusively on us, on the situation we create and the character of the bond that ties us with the person we write to. There are many types of letters – a letter of enquiry, a letter of recommendation, a letter of complaint, a threatening letter. We can also add to this list "a letter to someone dear:" a few questions, a few answers, and a return to crucial phrases: I am sorry, thank you, I love you. Or perhaps simply an ordinary: Dear So-and-So, how have you been?

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Yours faithfully,
Lithography Atelier
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