My business goal is not world domination but simply to make enough of a living to buy groceries, see the dentist regularly, and get my dog to the veterinarian by selling good books to people who care about books and bookstores. Thank you for shopping indie, wherever you live and travel.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A Delightful and Mysterious Piece of Mail
A piece of paper, folded and taped closed
I love to go to the post
office, love to get mail, and am delighted when anyone takes the time to choose
interesting stamps, so this piece of mail pleased me on first sight. Who could have sent it? I can’t make out
the postmark at all.
Where did it come from?
Turning it over, I see these words, followed by an initial:
a mysterious message
"H.?" Who is "H."? My friend Helen insists she did not send this. So who did? Unfolding the lined paper that served both as letter and envelope, I find inside this poem:
the poem inside
It is delightful. It is mysterious. Did you send it?