Three cards waiting for me in the mail slot this evening!
The cheesy card on the left comes to me from San Jose, California, part of a swap-bot “Not Your Usual Postcard” trade. Its “not usual” status comes in not being a touristy-image card. The sender tells me she has cheese in her blood, as a grandparent was a cheesemaker. She leaves me with a Monty Python quote: “blessed are the cheesemakers.”
The other two cards are from Postcrossing; the swan came to me from Kutno, Poland. The sender wrote the card the day before his 15th birthday, and, interestingly, attached a printing saying in Spanish: “en votros está la esperanza.”
Finally, there is the card depicting salt harvesting. That came to me from Taipei City, Taiwan, from an 18-year-old who says her favorite book is Breaking Night. She also says, “I love GLEE, hope one day I can visit USA and meed Chris Colfer.”