April 10, 2010
If I could I would probably communicate in writing all the time. Not by quick, spontaneous email correspondence, but by drafted letters in which every word is considered and weighed. In spontaneous conversations I either put my foot in my mouth, or I cannot think of the appropriate response. I hate it when, hours later, the perfect comment comes to me, and I wish I could go back and hold the conversation over again. When I write an important letter, I always let it sit as long as possible, tweaking it from time to time until it has been perfected.