I got my first postcrossing card today. And am I happy.
For those uninitiated, www.postcrossing.com is a wonderful site if you love sending and receiving letters the old-fashioned way. That is, through snail-mail.
I love writing letters. Actually, I used to. Even to friends I met regularly. There is quite a charm in receiving letters from a person who actually took the trouble to sit down, think and write something especially for you. Nothing beats the personal touch. In this age of one-click e-mail forwards, me think this website is promoting a good cause. And also, might be getting me back on track as far as letter writing is concerned ;)
I received my first postcard today from a student in Finland. Thanks Helena. I hope you'll someday visit this blog. Yeah, the send:receive ratio is still a bit skewed with 7:1, but am not gonna give up so soon. Who knows, someday I'll get in touch with a certain Ms. Mousomi Ghosh too.
As for AFJ, you'll have to visit her blog to http://www.southwestsun.blogspot.com/
She is like a celebrity to us unkown bloggers. And quite a devoted fan following she has. I might not post anything for days, but i've to visit her blog regularly. That's the magic of 'south of the border, west of the sun.'
Well, gotta go. Cyber cafes are not very conducive to creative writing these days. And I don't get much time in the official hours.