Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Zine Review: Six Letters Addressed to You
six letters addressed to you
An issue that rumbles through the culture that I worry about as a middle aged man is: communication - the deep, personal communication that is possible between two or more human beings. The emergence of Twitter and texting seems antithetical to deeper communication, and letter writing is quickly becoming relegated to a museum of forgotten art.
When I discover a zine like six letters addressed to you by patrokolos, my faith is rekindled. This zine is comprised of six handwritten letters to people past and present in the author’s life. From the first sentence it is compelling reading. Whether talking about nature, anarchy, family, or life experiences, patrokolos always spirals back to the heart of relationship and connectedness. His revelations are intimate, moving, and authentic – this kind of fierce zen honesty is healing.
Copies of six letters addressed to you can be found at Sweet Candy Distro and I highly recommend placing this high on the priority list. If you’re out there reading this patrikolos – share more letters, please!