What a very cool postcard, which arrived in a package of five that I received in a swap! I looked it up online, and discovered that the image comes from a children’s book originally published in Japan called “The Kittens of Boxville” by writer and “kitten-house architect” Ryosuke Handa and photographer Yoneo Morita from Tokyo. You can check out the cuteness on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kittens-Boxville-Ryosuke-Handa/dp/0811866882
Okay — this one is strange. It’s an official Postcrossing card showing a map of Bulgaria. But it comes from someone in Uzbekistan who, at the time, was vacationing in Bulgaria! Although the map card is neat, I sure would have liked to receive a card from Uzbekistan! 🙂
A very bright spot in my day yesterday was this official Postcrossing card that arrived in my mailbox from the Ukraine. It appears to be hand-drawn, as I can see the actual pencil marks. (Click on the image for a better, larger view.) The sender doesn’t say anything about the card being her own; I asked when I registered the card but have not yet received a response.
On the back there is a script “L” with what looks to be the word “LANA” underneath. The letter A though does not have the line through the middle, so that it looks more like an upside-down “V.” If anyone knows anything about this card or the artist, please leave a comment!
This card must have come from a swap since it is blank on the back. But it’s one of those cards that amaze me, showing a city I’ve never given much though to, a city filled with many people just like me, living their lives, going shopping, watching TV, working, living, wishing, wanting. The world sometimes seems very big to me — like now.