Some time ago, I sent a small token to a blog friend from France, a woman I know only from her insightful posts here and elsewhere. It was absolutely my pleasure to do so (such a small thing that I sent!) and I expected nothing whatsoever in return.
Today, I received a surprise in the mail:
Although it was intended for a more utilitarian purpose, I am very tempted to frame it! It matches my kitchen perfectly, but much more than that, it is a reminder to me that the words that I throw out willy-nilly into the universe from this computer link me to a community of like-minded souls, friends that I haven't physically met but friends nonetheless. My life is so much the richer for all of you.
Merci beaucoup, J...