Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Month of Letters
In that spirit, I've decided to commit to Mary Robinette Kowal's Month of Letters Challenge. It may just be a notecard, but I think that sending something out every day is a good challenge to set myself. I already write letters occasionally (I love pretty stationery and notecards)--this will be a good way to spread some happiness around. It's such a rare surprise when something pleasing shows up in the mail that I'm not expecting. I used to be such a letter-writer. All through high school and college, I kept up correspondences with friends from camp and from places I used to live. Though email is handy and immediate, I love the permanence of letters. I have boxes in my closet of not only my correspondence, but that of Aunt Julie and Mamaw, too. I even have the telegram Aunt Julie received, announcing that I'd been born (and named after her). Such tangible artifacts are important.
It will make me happy to send so many small bits of joy in the mail. And I'm interested to see how committing each day to thinking of someone else--getting outside of my own head for a bit--effects me.
Let me know if you want me to send you something!