Today (Saturday Feb 8, 2020) I received this postcard from Vince in Hong Kong. I love pen pals and I love postcrossing. My love for writing letters often spills over into my correspondence. At those times I want to say a lot more than I have space for on a postcard.
This postcard is 6 X 3.75 inches. Conventionally, half that space would have been taken up by stamps and my address, leaving very little room for a hand written message, so Postcrossing addicts usually limit themselves to a message like,
Greetings from Hong Kong, where those of us who live and work here are under threat constant threat from our police. Then maybe a line or two about the weather and close that usually is a line like Happy Postcrossing, followed by a signature.
As you can see, Vince typed her personalized message to me. What you can't see is that the message is taped neatly to the back of the postcard which traveled 33 days and 2,300 miles to reach me.
Also invisible is the education and inspiration that I received from from the postcard.