What’s more annoying? Girls that go on about their crafts (knitting) or girls that go on about how much they love stationery? Because…I luuuurve stationery.
I have notepads everywhere, and boxes of beautiful letter paper with matching envelopes and labels. I’ve been waiting for the right pen friend to come along so I can start using it. In fact, any pen friend. I’m just waiting for someone to agree to exchanging snail mail with me. I pictured myself and my pen friend like Harper Lee and Truman Capote, exchanging letters which would be found in boxes later, and then eventually pieced together in a book to re-tell our intertwining lives. Three years later- no takers, and a lot of unused notepaper. So imagine my delight when I came across a photo tweeted from my friends at Yumchaa teas of a pile of handwritten love letters they had found in one of their tea shops.
It is very American but seriously what is wrong with that? I grabbed one box of letter paper that had been sitting in a drawer, and decided it was going to see the light of day. I was going to spread my own love. I was going on a journey (a train journey) with this box and was not coming back until the box was empty. Train drivers, strangers, dogs beware – the world needs more loveletters – and I’ve just reported for duty! Love’s coming baby!!!