I am Gathering.
finding. sourcing. collecting. making..... thinking on
Just a few - but enough - to make up a parcel to send to an as-yet unknown address.
To a person I have never met,
nor spoken to,
nor know anything about.
It is a very wonderful thing!
It's a give and receive project in celebration of the festive season.
For me it is also a celebration of the delights of Slow Mail - of the handwritten - of the journey over the seas that patterns a parcel not only with what it contains and the thoughts of its creator - but in the time it takes and the places it has moved through.
In this one idea - many more are conjured.
Thoughts on the process and feeling of giving to a stranger. Thoughts on connecting.
We do connect very differently with the the handwritten envelope, don't we? - than the typed one - than the sounding of an sms - the number on the email inbox.
That pen mark speaks volumes. It warms.
Do you agree?
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