Plans in the Post: Because, you know, what the postman brings

the touch of the letter was, as You'd taken me in Your arms.“ Anaïs NIN postal lines to Henry Miller betrayed not only intense love, but describe at the same t

Plans in the Post: Because, you know, what the postman brings

the touch of the letter was, as You'd taken me in Your arms.“ Anaïs NIN postal lines to Henry Miller betrayed not only intense love, but describe at the same time the special weight of letters, which is not measure in grams. The letter's the thing, the symbol par excellence, feather-light, Bringer of news of any kind of life is. He can overcome the greatest distances, and will remain, unlike its digital descendant is always a tangible testimony to its history. Once out of the letter box fished it in the drawer to keep, to carry around – but also throw away.

The consequence, however, of every original: irreversible rule of law is. A restore from the Server is excluded. Always but the letters are also testimony to a separation. The absence is the condition for the power of the letter: close to produce. Not infrequently, this goes hand in hand with Surprise. Man, what the postman brings know, lines of the Beloved, the order of the tax authority or money from the aunt, it would be a surprise moment of the day poorer. Curious seems, therefore, the recent idea of the Deutsche Post: it sends more recently, on request, photographs of letters in advance by E-Mail to the recipient. Currently, only the envelopes are photographed. By the next year, then the content of the letters should be sent as a digital copy in advance. The bizarre project reveals the carefully guarded secrecy of correspondence. Thought the service might possibly be for individuals that want to know in the distance, what can you expect to be home in the letter box.

Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 07:20

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