On Sunday, I sat down and wrote out letters and postcards for the week.

I have since received 2 letters myself: one from the lovely Andrea, a postcard bearing a wonderful Jane Hirshfield poem, and a notecard from the lovely Margo, with some thoughts on the process of writing letters for this challenge.

I even made a couple Valentines:

(yes, that is an ironic Ronald Reagan stamp you see. Donna saw them at the post office and couldn’t resist.)

So far I am enjoying the month. The act of writing letters makes me pause to think carefully about what I want to say. I’m also trying to include other items, like the Valentines, a few photographs, which is causing me to think about what my recipients might enjoy.

It’s an intimate exercise.