|Just a few postcards today…|
Some observations for today, and I guess we can call them lunch observations since I did all this during my lunch break:
1. It’s important to schedule time or yourself, even if you don’t feel you’re in need of any. I work from home and only interact with people via phone or email so it can get a little glum in my office now and then. So, I took myself to lunch today and decided I’m going to do it once a week. Even if it’s just for my tried-and-true tuna sandwich smothered in green chiles and avocado.
2. Who knew postcards could become an obsession? Yikes. I’m participating in the Month of Letters and putting a little poetry spin on it. Short poems on postcards. I’m enjoying picking out poems to go with the image on them. So far, I’ve sent out “Green Striped Melons” by Jane Hirshfield and “Michiko Nogami (1946-1982)” by Jack Gilbert. I can’t wait for the weekend!
3. In my search for postcards, it seems no one really carries them anymore. I got lucky that one of the Barnes & Noble stores in my city still has a few on the rack, but they’re not stocking them anymore. (Too late I found this out after driving to the other store across town in hopes of a more plentiful rack.) I went to another small bookstore with no luck, then even made my way to Hallmark, but they’ve discontinued them as well. Why? These perfect little cards say so much with just one image. Are postcards dead? Am I going to have to start making my own?
4. The mark of a productive day is a chocolate smudge from a York peppermint patty on your keyboard, at least it is for me today.
How has your day been? What does the mark of a productive day look like to you? And if you know of a good place to buy postcards besides Amazon, will you let me know? Please and thank you!