Opening a new box of stationery is like opening a new book. I never know where I’m likely to go. Used to be, a book would take me anywhere in the world. Now I can write a letter to someone a world away. If that’s not amazing, then I don’t know what is.
I’ve written to my nephew twice in the same week. He’s a Marine, stationed a world away, in Afghanistan. He answered via e-mail:
This is my email address and I just wanted to let you know that I just now received your letters. Yes sorry to say mail is kind of ridiculously slow here and wouldn’t you know that they don’t even have a system set up where we can mail letters back out right now. However, we have all this high speed gear and satellites that will allow us to send and receive emails over our government email accounts. I’m doing well and . . .”
Although I love ink on paper, I still find e-mail to be a marvelous thing. My nephew is a communications specialist. Imagine that!
Been anywhere far far away lately? Do tell!