Some days the only thing bursting out of your mailbox are bills, bills, bills. All those piles of paper can weigh heavily down on you, that heaviness belying their small size.
However, there are other mail days where little packages and parcels of joy arrive. The ones where you've ordered something lovely or you get a nice letter from someone and fishing it out of the mailbox after a long, tiring day at work peps you up and makes you skip a little step. Maybe even makes you do a little dance of joy, whatever floats your boat (in the interest of total disclosure, I'm a little dance of joy person. I'm sure my neighbours think I'm nutso.)
This week I got two packages in the post. TWO! And they were my favourite kind - reading matter.
The first was the incredibly, insanely beautiful Issue A of Alphabet Family Journal, created by the lovely and talented Luisa Brimble. If you haven't ordered your copy, why not? Do it. Go, now. I'll wait.
While I wait, I'll just quickly mention the other reading material that arrived in my mailbox. It was Justin Heazlewood's Funemployed - a book about being an artist in Australia, released last week. I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into it properly but my favourite part of it right now is the handwritten notes and diagrams and whatnot. We were both at Hellyer College at the same time and he was in the musical too (we did Godspell) but I don't think we ever actually met. I remember thinking he was funny though (as in funny ha-ha not funny weird.)
Have you gotten anything nice in the mail lately? And are you a skip of joy person or a dance of joy person?
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