I have to confess... Recently I have been feeling like I'm discovering the whole penpalling world once again. I feel like an excited child over christmas presents. It's w o n d e r f u l, and I wish every letter-writing enthusiast could feel like that all the time. I have a big disire to share my passion with you - post Instagram pictures, write blogposts about my penpalling adventures, and what's more important write long, thoughtful letters to my dear friends. I try to use plain paper and decorate it on my own to make it 'more me' and more personal. I have the impression that I'm falling in love with penpalling once again. I recently found a bunch of beautiful people whom I hope to build a deep and remarkable friendship. I created a board on Pinterest where I put all inspiring pictures so I can have it in one place, and look at them while sipping to a milk with honey before bed time to calm myself down and fall asleep with a head full of beautiful thoughts. Penpalling is a big part of my life, and I don't want to change that. In the meaning of penpalling word there are real people - full of dreams, plans, thoughts, fears. They look at the same sky, they dance under the same rain, they blow at a hot tea as you do... I'm amazed by the whole beauty this world provides me with.
Yesterday, while doing the weekly clean-up on my laptop, I found pictures of a project I did a while ago for one of the most important people in my life. Sometimes, when you are replying to a letter, you feel that you want to do something more... something bigger, something more thoughtful. So you pick a notebook and here the whole magic and adventure begins. At least that is what happened for me. I wanted to give my whole heart to a dear friend - surprise him and make him feel important to me, because that's true. :-) I put the creative mode on and started to fill all those pages step by step. I was looking for inspirations and ideas to decorate them and drank hundreds of tea mugs while writing the whole letter. When you take a careful look at my pictures you can spot a tea-mug circles left on my desk, hehe.
It was a long letter full of my memories related to an orchestra I was a part of, my thoughts and opinions, my answers and my questions...
Every once in a while I created a page with some surprises - a postcard, a leaflet, a card, so my friend can feel a bit closer to me at heart. He can see a place I recently visited, a city I spent a weekend in, read my thoughts about our friendship on a card. Sky is the limit in such situations, isn't it? ;-) What's the most important - it's essential that you eat kinder chocolates while you are writing, otherwise the desired effect won't be that good. No, I'm just kidding. A crazy kinder -chocolate-addict's humour is waving!
All in all - it took me a lot of time to fill the whole notebook but that feeling when I had it all, ready to leave my country and fly through the Ocean to reach my wonderful friend - it was worth it. It was worth every minute spent on that project. My heart was literally singing a happy song about our friendship and it will always do.
I'm in love with our friendship, Bart. ♡