Today I will put this postcard, a reproduction of a Norman Rockwell painting, that appeared in the August 20, 1968 issue of Look magazine, in the mail. As you read this, this postcard is traveling to Jouni Vedenoja, a young man who lives in a small village in Finland.
I'm a member of Postcrossing. Members receive postcards from other members who have "been assigned" their name and address by Postcrossing, and members send postcards to other members who were "assigned" to them by Postcrossing.
Name assignments include a profile of the member who has been selected for a postcard. Today Jouni was assigned (by random computer selection) to me as a recipient for a postcard. I selected this for him based on his words from his profile:
"Peace, freedom and equal rights for everyone and everywhere are important for me. Freedom of speech is a great value! Open democracy is important! Freedom is not politics, it is a human right..."
On this noteworthy day in American politics, I found my friend Jouni's words a most welcome and inspirational reminder.
Thank You, Jouni