Every week we feature one of our writers and ask them the question why do you write letters.
Saskia writes from Brazil. This is what she said:
Every letter or card that I write, I write it for a different reason. Sometimes I write because I want to share a story that is typically Brazilian, something that is so normal or common here, but to someone in England is so alien. Sometimes I want to share a short story, be a bit more creative. Other times I write just because I want to put a smile on someone's face. Other times it is to share a little bit of my life with someone who does not know me, allowing them a glimpse into my life.
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