Friday, March 05, 2010

Postal Stamps and Overseas Calls

Sixteen years ago, when I emmigrated from the Netherlands to the United States, one of my best friends told me that her daughter, who lives in France, preferred receiving letters over phone calls. "She likes that you can touch a letter and read it again. So I'll be writing you," she said to me. And she did, like clockwork biweekly. I looked out for the imaginative Dutch postal stamps almost as much as her writing.

Given the choice between a letter, a call or the possibility to blog and receive comments, which would you pick?
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