The Lost Art of Letter Writing

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Today I received a handwritten card from a friend who is far away.  She’s from one country, I’m from another.  I currently live in South Africa and she moved away from here to a fourth country.   The card didn’t arrive in my post box.  We don’t have a post box.  It came in true expat style via a mutual friends’ suitcase with a smattering of goodies to boot.  The wording on the front of the card is a Danish proverb which is completely apt for expat life, “The road to a friend’s house is never long.”  Although, I’d probably alter it to “The road to a friend’s house is never long, even if they are thousands of miles away and living in a completely different time zone.”

It made my day.   Continue reading