Re: What do you write in your first letter ?
I had a little look back, having considered the whole 'do you write about yourself thing' and how to begin a letter to someone you've never written to before, and came up with this first paragraph from the end of February. It's a first letter, the whole was about four pages or 2300 words, there is little about me, more about interests and surroundings, impressions and daily life.
"The first church bells begin ringing at ten in the morning, waking the local inhabitants of this small town from their righteous slumbers, reminding them that there was once, a very long time ago, a requirement to dress and make their way into the various buildings dedicated to some form of higher deity. Countless believers ? if that is the right term, since attendance was obligatory and not a matter of choice ? would dress in their finest Sunday clothes, and struggle to one of the two or three ? there are now four ? churches in the centre of town, or in the neighbouring villages. Their chosen clothes had several functions: the main one was clearly to create the right impression in the church on a Sunday; family festivals such as weddings, baptisms an funerals; the Sunday trip into town to have their photographs taken."
Epistula enim non erubescit - Marcus Tullius Cicero.