I grew up under the heroism of Helen Keller. The author of over 12 books and an outspoken political activist, Helen Keller was deaf and blind. Her amazing story of self discovery and development was enshrined in the play The Miracle Worker. For my generation, Helen Keller was the incarnation of hope for overcoming even the stiffest of personal obstacles.
A few weeks ago, while on a speaking trip to the Grove Park Inn, I was able to drop by the Biltmore Factory Museum and spotted a preserved letter pend by Helen Keller. I was moved by both the eloquence of her communication and the poignancy of the life situation from which she wrote.
We just don't value the craft of written communication like we once did.