I just got back from a whirlwind weekend in NY; a favorite escape, where friends talk art and writing. I sat and watched on Sunday morning as my good friend opened up letters from all over the country. Being in a creative space I realized how much I relish getting letters at home; my friend sends me beautifully crafted thoughts drawing me into her days.
I sat there listening to her neighbors bustling and smells of delicious food wafting in from the hallway, that with her words she paints exactly this world. I don’t build the same moments. I don’t paint pictures of my days, my words are laid out quickly on email, frantic between meetings.
Getting home I decided I’d send thank you notes instead of a text or email.
Ummm! would you believe I’ve forgotten how to mail!. I had no idea how many stamps went onto postage. I wrote on the wrong end of the envelope. I had completely forgotten a basic life skill. Took a quick tally around me and realized that almost everyone I know has completely forgotten the art of mailing a simple letter!
Friends, here’s my pitch to you. Where ever you are in the world…I will mail you something. Because if we don’t go retro with the snail mail who will keep the postal service going.
At the very least it’s better than getting another bill!
Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll get back to you for mailing details.