Thursday, August 20, 2009
Conscious Friday: the letter...
I distinctly remember. As a little girl, I had a pen pal. Whatever happened to pen pals? Hmmm...
With a never-ending supply of energy, my daughter buzzes around with her pink diary always close at hand. So, I had a very naughty idea. Always ready for a challenge, she was game. So, this summer, I watched proudly as my daughter started writing letters to her loved ones. Letters that have creative and expressive thoughts about what's going on in her life. Pure joy!
We calculated the time it would take the letter to be delivered. We imagined where each letter was on its journey at that given moment. Several moments throughout the day. Was it tucked in a bin in a town post office, or in the back of a big truck on the highway? Did the truck driver pull over to sleep, or is he or she going to drive straight through? Is it on a plane amongst the clouds and stars, or is it going through customs? We imagined and imagined. Until the letter arrived safely in the mailbox of the person we sent it to.
Do you get a special feeling inside when a letter, postcard, or care package comes in the mail from afar? The sheer joy and anticipation of having your eyes loyally follow the handwritten words down the lanes of the page hoping they will continue forever?
I still get that feeling. So, I've reinstituted a modified version of pen pals here in my necessary room to spread some joy. Click here to learn more about the "gift of jewels" project.
Have a Conscious Friday and a divine weekend.
*Ky-Mani Marley: Dear Dad
*Ky-Mani Marley: So Jah Seh
Posted by SE'LAH... at 9:03 PM