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The genre of the letter:

CS Lewis is known to have written over 10,000 letters in his lifetime.

I’m going to try and write 365.

Yes, my 2012 Project is to write and mail one letter every day this year.  That’s $160 in stamps.  That’s, well, a lot of trips to the post office and lots of shopping at the Papyrus and Paper Source sales tables.  And it’s a lot of texting friends and family for mailing addresses.

I’m very excited.  For the idea, for the discipline, but mostly for what I think I’ll learn.  About using words.  About encouragement and slowing down and sitting down.  About the values of correspondence, remembering, and being thought of.  About seeing and thanking and appreciating and giving.

So here’s to seeing blue in the year Twenty-Twelve!


About Samantha Curley

Hi! My name is Samantha Curley. I live in Pasadena, California where I run a non-profit organization called Level Ground (onlevelground.org). I like to ponder, ask questions, and share stories about life, art, and faith.


3 thoughts on “The genre of the letter:

  1. it’s a leap year, so I’m hoping I receive the extra letter!

    Posted by Chris | January 6, 2012, 12:45 AM
  2. Excellent Sam! I look forward to hearing how
    It goes!

    Posted by Betsy Schmitt | January 6, 2012, 7:16 AM
  3. did we already get our letter??? you’re so awesome.
    i’m not one for resolutions and year long goals, but this is awesome.

    here’s to hoping you get some letters in return!

    Posted by lindsey | January 6, 2012, 8:48 AM

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