The letters you see here have been sent to me by my cousin and friend, Maggie. Maggie and I started corresponding by 'real mail' over a year ago. It might seem awfully slow in today's top-speed, electronic age, and I agree that emails and instant messages certainly have their advantages, but still - there's something very sweet and special about receiving a real, handwritten letter - so much more individuality in Maggie's beautiful handwriting (or even my untidy scribble, for that matter) than in standard computer fonts.
There are many ways to make a letter especially delightful. Just a drop of perfume or scented oil will make the paper smell wonderfully, and a few dried flowers or leaves, or a small greeting card, will be such a nice gesture. And just look at those pretty sketches of leaves Maggie made! Something simple, yet so sweet. Maggie's letters are kept, treasured, read and re-read. They are always a special treat and I look forward to receiving them.
I'm leaving you for a couple of days and going on a wee break; I'll be back sometime during the weekend, or right after it. There are so many thoughts and ideas I want to share with you. To the sweet friends who visit every day: I'll miss you! To the new visitors - welcome, and make yourselves at home. Wishing you blessed, wonderful and peaceful days for the rest of the week!