March has been a bit mad. I've been trying to downsize my things (so painful), and getting organized generally means making a big fat mess first. Needless to say, I haven't managed to send anything in the mail in weeks. I've had more return correspondence from LetterMo this year than any other, which is fantastic but also makes me appreciate why we default to easier methods of communication (social media). My goal is to get at least two postcards out the door today.
In the meantime, here is the end of February so we can all move on...
Mailed Feb 20:
I think I sent this to my mom, who has been very nice about not getting as many postcards as when I first started doing this (and had fewer people to send mail to). In fact, she sends me great postcards herself.
Mailed Feb 21
|photo: Herb Ritts 1993|
Mailed Feb 24 (2):
|The Two Fridas, 1939 Frida Kahlo|
Mailed Feb 25:
I can tell it was the end of the month. I didn't note anything about this postcard except where it went. I think this might be from the collection of my grandmother's travel postcards.
Mailed Feb 26:
Mailed Feb 27:
This one went to a different couchsurfer I hosted last summer who sent me a couple of really creative letters in the fall.
Mailed Feb 28:
I'm glad I came back to this after missing it last year. Several friends reported that they participated to varying degrees, and having received more mail in return reminds me of that rush one gets from finding something personal among the bills, coupons and pleas for money. Who knows if I'll be able to sustain this throughout the year - just looking back at the posts from this blogs suggests not - but dialog is a great motivator.