So what is a pilgrim to do when she doesn't have the energy to walk to the backyard - or the mailbox! She decides to send postcards, letters and thank you notes. Several things have occurred that inspired me to write letters. First was winning a bid on the Labyrinth Society's Online Auction. Letters From The Lighthouse began to arrive in my mailbox. Wonderful stories of life in Victoria, BC and the Carmanah Lighthouse. Janett Etzhorn inspires me, makes me laugh with her stories, has me thinking of my younger years when I had a pen pal and reminiscing my Cunard cruise ship/Golden Door/Rancho La Puerta days of travel and communication (pre-internet days!).
The second hint from the universe occurred after my mother passed away in April. I was amazed at the kindness of friends. Letters, calls, emails, gifts and flowers arrived. What a joy to greet the day with a trip to the mailbox and find thoughts of love, encouragement and condolences. I felt truly blessed.
|Belgrade Lakes Mailbox|
|One Hundred Penguin Book Cover Postcards|
Next I heard the news that the US postal system announced budget problems due to the fact that they are too large of an organization and many people are emailing, texting or calling instead of letter writing. Lastly I went to Border's for the final closing sale and came across a book titled Good Mail Day. A Primer for Making Eye-popping Postal Art. Of course I had to buy it...and it was 70% off.
|Isn't everyday a good mail day?|
|For Kimberly - a knitting Goddess!|
So yesterday I sat down and put pen to paper. And mailed the postcard off to England.
Today I wrote a card to Janett Etzhorn. Her book title was D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover. I think she will understand why...Janett think paddleboards, testosterone and 2 German women!
|Some of the postcards.|