Two for Tuesday: Yesterday’s Mail
Since I still haven’t reimbursed myself for my sleep deficit that’s been going on since the 4th of July, and I have nothing especially brilliant on tap for Two for Tuesday, I’m going to cheat and just post yesterday’s mail: two “official” Postcrossing postcards. The first postcard came from a sender right here in the USA, postmarked 1 July:
It’s a reproduction of Marc Chagall’s “Over the Town” which he apparently worked on for four years, from 1914-1918, and currently hangs in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. This card contained no message except for a return address label (a label!). In fairness, there is a smiley face drawn next to the Postcrossing postcard ID — but would it kill you to say hi?
By contrast, the second card is from a ten-year-old girl named Sanna, in Finland, postmarked 30 June:
Unfortunately, the card yields no useful information about the scene or its location. Sanna, however, seems especially chatty. The message, as well as my address, were apparently (and laboriously) hand-written first in pencil, then traced over in ink: “Hi! My name is Sanna. I’m 10 y.o. I’m from Finland. I like dogs. I have got two dogs. I play the piano. I like bakeing. Bye-bye.” Not too shabby, considering that she’s ten and English is not her native language — but my point is that she’s only ten, and she gets the point of sharing postcards with others.