“Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Ink from your pen touches the stationary, your fingers touch the paper, your saliva seals the envelope, your scent graces the paper. Something tangible from your world travels through machines and hands, and deposits itself in another’s mailbox; their world. Your letter is then carried inside as an invited guest. The paper that was sitting on your desk, now sits on another’s. The recipient handles the paper that you handled. Letters create a connection that modern and impersonal forms of communication will never replace.” -Kate McKay
things i’m thankful for this week:
- friends getting married. i went to a wedding last saturday and cried constantly. love is so beautiful!! my friends are so beautiful!!!
- phone calls with pres, even though they’re brief and far between. i’m learning a lot about patience.
- ted talks about shame and vulnerability. i really need to hear about those a lot.
- “beautiful world” by aaron espe. currently listening to it 10+ times a day.
- loads and loads of iced green tea
- the grounding focus that writing letters gives me.
- currently learning about forgiving old friends and realizing that leaving bad vibes out in the world isn’t what i want to do. yesterday was my sister’s birthday, but she died of a drug overdose three years ago. seeing another birthday pass by really made me realize that i need to do what i can to forgive the people who are still around because it’s hard to forgive someone who is already gone.
- i start my camp job on sunday!! i’m gonna be hanging out with high school students for six hours a day! i hope they like team building activities because those are my FAVE.
- i’m planning a trip to see Pres at the end of this month! i’m going with a couple of friends to the town he’s working in and we’re gonna stay in a hostel and it’s gonna be gr8.