sobota, 13 czerwca 2015
The penpalling magic.
I'm just sitting in front of my laptop, sipping a freshly squeezed orange juice and dealing with my head full of thoughts about penpalling and the magical experience of exchanging letters and building a true friendship through them.
I have to admit I lost my whole motivation and joy of writing in the last few months. Yes, I was still writing but it didn't feel as wonderful as usual. A nice time killer I would say, what doesn't mean I didn't put my whole heart into it - I did! I felt lost and wished for someone who would kindle that excitment, joy and happiness in my heart again.
Something like that happened for me few days ago when I received a beautiful, long and handwritten with love intro letter from Italy.
When I saw this little package in my mailbox I literally jumped up of joy. I was very excited and eager to read the letter. I run up the stairs and almost stumbled over my own legs, hehe. I sat comfortably in my armchair and was all ready to open the envelope and revel in words that were written just for me in the most beautiful country in the world - Italy. Don't ask me how many times I've already read the letter, I don't have the foggiest idea. More than five for sure! I love it because each time helped me to notice, to discover something new, with each time my head was full of inspirations, comments, questions, new topics to touch together...
I have received a lot of intro letters during past few years, and I have to say it's a rare thing to create such a warm feeling in my heart with the first letter. My heart looks for openness, for care, effort, creativity, neatness... For that kind of bond, that kind of connection that will make me and the other person real soulmates, real kindred spirits, real friends. It's easy to feel when someone wrote an intro letter in a rush, just to tick it off and to have less letters to write. Some people struggle to write about themselves... I don't really believe in that. I think there is only YOU who really know who you are, what you like, what you dislike and why... SOmetimes I even call it a false modesty because, seriously? Don't you enjoy sharing your passions, experiences, sad and happy moments, dreams, thoughts, opinions with your potential friend? Doesn't it all make you eager to see whether she/he shares your point of view, or not? Aren't you waiting for a wonderful discussion? There is nobody to show your heart to the other person -JUST YOU. Only this way a beautiful and deep friendship can be created. There is no other way. Just remember - beautiful things are worth taking the risk!