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For Your Eyes Only

Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say. Mitch Albom

A friend asked me about the concept of writing a letter that is never read. Some might say that is a waste of time and effort!

But wait, the point of such a letter is to unlock thoughts and activate feelings, safely and privately. Maybe writing with hope, recalling memories, aiming for reconciliation or revealing a truth. You might write a message you are not brave enough to deliver but need to express. Knowing the letter will be unread can settle your fears of airing sentiments deeply buried within. Release them with pen and paper and your burden is lightened.

Let your words flow. Feel the weight of the pen balance between your fingers, smell the ink and see it glisten as it conveys thoughts. Commit those thoughts onto fine paper and the therapeutic experience is complete. Cross outs, spelling errors are part of the expression. When the words get “stuck”, let a doodle tell your story. You may be writing to someone but you are writing for yourself.  What a gift!

Disowned by her parents for marrying Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett wrote frequent letters to them from Italy. Even without replies, she continued to write. After ten years, she received a large box containing all her unopened letters. Sadly, her hopes were crushed. The letters remain as a record of vulnerability and steadfast love. Doubtless, writing helped Elizabeth bear the broken relationship even though they were never read.

Writing a letter that will not be read puts our perspective under a lens of discovery and potential objectivity. We stand to gain a fresh appreciation of our relationships and enlighten our steps forward.

Since the National Stationery Show in May we have made many new retail friends!  Now you have even more opportunities to discover our products close up and take up your pens!

The Artworks
101B Edmonton City Centre
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Y8

Charals Luxury Goods and Accessories
171 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2A8

Eco Denizen
999 Peachtree Street NE Ste. 180
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Kew Authorized News Agency
175 High Street Kew
Melbourne, Australia 3101

The Hive Design
127 West Main Avenue
Gastonia, North Carolina 28052

Laywine’s Pens and Accessories
25 Bellair Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3L3

Madison & PAGE
+15 Level Fifth Avenue Place
230, 425 First Street SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3L8

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

The Papery
669 Fort St
Victoria, BC V8W 1G6

Phidon Pens
63 Dickson Street
Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 7A5

Pulp & Paperie
1042 Coxwell Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 2W9

St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange
5 Highland Park Village
Dallas, Texas 75205

Stylus Fine Pens + Desk Accessories Inc.
10538 -102 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3P3

Toronto’s First Post Office
260 Adelaide St E
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1

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