Lovely article in the Washington Post today: For a look outside presidential bubble, Obama reads 10 personal letters each day.
Cline remembered the letter she had written to Obama three weeks earlier, and her hands started to shake. She carried the notecard into the kitchen and held it under the light: cursive handwriting, a grammatical error and small smudges of black ink. Was it real? She thought so. She started to laugh, then scream.
While the prose gets a little old, I like the back-and-forth between polished White House procedure and the life of Jennifer Cline, the article’s subject. Also: awesome handwriting, Mr. President.
This article also appeals to me because I’ve been trying to make more of an effort at writing notes–thank-you notes, thinking-of-you notes, etc. It’s inspiring to see that the President feels the same way about their emotional oomph.
March 31, 2010 at 9:48 am