Bonjour encore mes amis. Quoi de neuf? Pour moi, ma famille va visiter aujourd’hiu and nous allons manger ensemble. C’est December et il fait beau! Il n’y pas de neige ici heureusement! Mais – peut-etre plus tard?
Bonjour, je m’appelle Suz et J’écris des lettres –
Everyone knows and remarks how we’ve moved away from pen and paper – but this little bit of yesterday is making a grand comeback and I’m spearheading it’s return.
When you hear about it’s comeback on the news next year, you can thank me. No for real – remember, it was my idea – Je rigole, Je blague, je plaisante (just kidding).
This last year, I focused on sending little love notes to people. Sometimes I would receive a reply, but that was not my goal. My goal has been to surprise someone with a little bit of yesterday.
A little bit of yesterday –
I’ve written letters in French and English and each time, I imagine the person going to the mail box and finding the note – and smiling. Not so much that it’s from me – but that it’s a little bit of yesterday.
I wrote a mid-year letter to Madame Odette, who lives in Charente and is 94. I heard she told her daughter that she received a letter from America and her daughter made a remark apparently doubting her Mother’s memory. I hear that when she then pointed out the letter on the table – a little bit of yesterday was recalled. For a quick look back on our visit with Madame: Octobre 21, 2017. Suz Runs For Bourbon But Prefers Pineau! Picking Cherries Avec Madame Et Embracing The Night Run.
I wrote a random letter to the French couple we met in the airport a few years ago. We now exchange letters regularly. We don’t email or video chat – we just write letters. Mine in 1st grade French, hers in pretty good English.
For the first time in 15 years, I actually sent friends birthday cards via the post office – even though a text or email would have sufficed. I actually went to the store, bought cards and had fun sending them.
This Christmas season, while my husband was away – galivanting in France (all I got was this cool fridge magnet, a bottle of Pineau, a bottle of orange infused Cognac, a work out shirt, new running gloves and hat from my favorite French sports store), I wrote out fifty plus Christmas cards. Each one simply signed, sealed and posted with love.
Each day I go to my own mailbox and am surprised by the little bits of yesterday waiting for me.
I’m keeping the post office alive – je rigole.
Joyeux Noël 🎄