Dear Sinead O'Connor, Miley Cyrus and all the other people who periodically communicate with each other via messages that everyone can read: I think there has been a misunderstanding.
Oh, I'm not referring to the catty ongoing exchange between O'Connor and Cyrus, involving who is crazy and who is behaving like a prostitute.
If I'm not mistaken, in between all the open letters O'Connor has been sending to Cyrus, she received one herself from another singer, Amanda Palmer, adding her two cents' worth on the whole crazy prostitute thing.
This is not to say there is no misunderstanding there. There well could be but I don't want to get into it lest somebody write me an open letter.
At any rate, that's not what this open letter is about.
Rather, I want to write to all of you because I think there has been some misunderstanding over letter writing.
It just seems to me that everyone has forgotten about the beauty of stamps, post offices and e-mail sent to only one person. They are really good tools which you might want to consider for deployment to fulfil your future communication needs.
Why would you want to use them instead of an open letter?
Well, to explain, maybe I need to delve a little into the history of letters.
You see, a long time ago, before there was paper or the Internet, people used to draw little pictures on cave walls.
This was a precursor to the Facebook wall and Whatsapp group chat because only people who were invited to the cave could see the drawings on the walls and then carve in some images of their own with a rock.