Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Mail Magic of Threesomes


You know how celebrity deaths happen in threes? Well, so does goodness. There were three wise men who bore gifts across the desert on camels. Our flag is 1) red, 2) white and 3) blue. There's the baker's dozen: 10 plus 3. Lionel Ritchie says I'm once, twice, three times a lady. There were three blind mice bothering playing with the farmer's wife. In baseball you get three strikes before you're out. There are the 3 Rs in learning: Reading, riting, and ''rithmetic. We have to knock three times on the ceiling . . . Well, the mail man brought three packages that are "r"oughly the same size, yet totally different when it came to their impact. Hmm. 



Do you think there's any such thing as precognitive mail? Anything is possible if one believes, right?  I'm much happier because I believe there are people in this world who know when an act of wonderment is needed. Like  Kerry and her other envelope. I honestly believed the leaf was real. Her scanner is just that good at fooling me. Note the little free lesson? The cleverness of it all impressed me so much! So much so that I went out back and took a leaf from my own little tree, another freebie. It too came free of charge. It took up its abode in a clay pot beneath the free willow. It's taller than I am now, that little maple. It's growing straight and proud. So this is what I did.



I relieved it of a single leaf, wrapped it in a layer of waxed paper, and tucked it inside my King Arthur Flour cookbook for preservation. It's home for the time being is the bookcase in the living room. This is how it looks after a week. It's beautiful! It wants to grace the back of an envelope too some day. So many good things come into my life via mail. Seeds fly in via "air mail." Leaves and pressed flowers arrive via snail mail. I get my share of nature via pigeon post too! 



The front, oh, the front is like the beginning of a strip tease! Such stamps, huh? Such everything! I was making dinner when JC brought home the mail, but those green onions draw the eyeback and forth between them and caterpillar stamps. Right? Okay, let the strip show begin!




Imagine my surprise to see a moose leap from the paper confines! Kerry did what I couldn't figure out how to do safely. I'll tell you about it tomorrow. This is a lovely gift that keeps on giving too. Note the leaf. Hold on to the image for later. Those birds count too.


Autumn and a moose fell into my lap! It's magic. I promise. I'd earmarked the magic for my Christmas mail campaign but Kerry beat me to it, and I'm so glad that she did. You'll see why later. Thanks, Kerry!


Pretty-petty-pretty! If you close your eyes, and run your finger tips across the design, you get a rush that makes you glad you have skin senses.


The cute little note is a perfect match.


The three panels from yesterday stretched out are a marvel. Remember? See? Magic often comes in threes. JC mailed three little letters for me. I wanted to be three sheets in the wind twice this week, but the nasties would still have happened, and I wouldn't be this happy now. I think I'm back. I'm just busy making merries for Christmas. My studio is beginning to hum like a laboratory, or an elf's workshop? No, just me in my creative space, letting loose. This is fun. Oh, what fun!

See you before the snow flies! Prayers going out to everyone in the south east. Be safe. Be well. Let us know how you are.

Oh! The Magi. The three Magi always remind me of magic. They tried to make us see, times 3. (grin)











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