All posts filed under: letters

Dear China

Originally posted on Reverse Retrograde:
Dear China, I miss you. I miss you more than I would have thought. Thank you for flipping my narrative on its head. Thank you for the craziness and the chaos that you seamlessly fold into the beauty of your country. Thank you for the challenge. I never would have known that the One Child Policy was not particularly enforced. I would never have known how open and honest and straight-talking your people are. I would never have known that you are such a rich and green and bustling place. I find myself missing you, but I don’t exactly know why. Our time together was not good. We struggled, you and I. I miss your contradictions in the face of those in Korea. I miss your open and entrepreneurial spirit. I believe, honestly, that you alone embody the American Dream these days. Maybe the fact that nobody ever knows what the fuck is going on makes you flexible. You are an ancient civilisation with a modern life. This amateur historian…

A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self

Originally posted on Am I Thirty Yet:
So tomorrow is the big day! The day this entire blog was written about. I turn 30! Turning 30 has made me think a lot about what it was like when I was turning 20 and saying goodbye to my teens. I didn’t handle it very well. There were panic attacks and I actually wet the bed the night of my birthday. (This is a true story and maybe I’ll tell you lucky people about it in another post.) For now, let’s go back to poor, little 20-year-old Liz. She was not excited about leaving her teens behind her and entering her twenties. Current Liz still isn’t 100% sure on what she wants with her life and the direction it is going to take. But 20-year-old Liz might as well have been on another planet. She didn’t even know what hairstyle worked best for her face or how to put on eyeliner. She was a lost soul who needed a lot of guidance. Now being a wise, almost 30-year-old (that…

What’s In My Mailbox? | Washi’s Delivery Service

Originally posted on mailbox mermaid:
Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a very international week in my mailbox–pen pal letters from the UK, Germany, Australia, and Spain have all completed their journey to cold Massachusetts over the past few days. A certain Miyazakian stationery item pictured above inspired this post’s title, but there are many other treasures to be found in this mail haul, too: gorgeous gemstone stamps, summer memories, Van Gogh, book pages… I am completely in love with this Studio Ghibli washi tape featured on a letter from England–probably the most amazing stationery creation ever designed! It’s hard to tell which one I love more: how can you choose between Jiji and a witchy postmark or colorful, flower-power totoros? (Extra points for including the mid-sized teal totoro, my personal favorite of the clan.) My last post showcased all of the many books I’ve been devouring recently–and this letter from Germany coincidentally reflects my love of reading! I adore the veritable library of tape, and the book pages used to decorate the envelope. The inside…

The World Needs More Love Letters 💕✉️

Originally posted on The Wolf & The Fox:
Recently I came across a brilliant campaign called “The World Needs More Love Letters“. At first I was a little skeptical about the idea, I wondered what it was about, obviously love letters, but not the typical sort of love letter… These ‘love letters’, aren’t love letters at all. In fact these are letters that started in 2010 on a train with a girl who decided to experiment with her own loneliness. Thus creating love letters, to help her through it. * “The things she found to be true: A) No matter how tough we act, we all still need a love letter from time to time. B) Even in a world crammed tight into 140 characters and constant status updates, there is a still a great craving for the handwritten note. C) Everyone defines the term “love letters” in their own way. Better we take the word from its confines and let it run free. D) The world needed far more than just her own love…