Two postcards in recently via Postcard United, and that is not the only thing these two have in common. Before we go further, though, let’s take a look at the front of the cards.
I love that gateway, and the arch beyond. The card came to me from Changhua, Taiwan, and its caption tells us this about the scene:
The Gateway to the East-West Cross-Island Highway, Hualien: after passing through the vermilion archway, you will be greeted by the breathtaking splendor of Taroko Gorge
The other card was sent to me from Pare, Kediri, Jawa Timur, Indonesia, and it has some beautiful & interesting stamps on the back (as does the other card).
Oh, yes, the backs of the cards; let’s talk about those, because those are what tie these two cards so inexorably together. Have a look:
Oh, look: I could write both of those messages in one Tweet, and STILL have room to add something interesting!
Greetings from Taiwan.
Yes. The stamps, postmark, & photo tipped me off to that. Thanks for the confirmation, though.
I hope you will like this card & stamps
I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt that they selected the cards & stamps in hopes I would like them.
Now, this 2nd person, according to Postcard United, has sent 505 cards. And on her profile, she wishes everyone a “fascinating and crazy postcrossing”–which is more than she wrote on my card!
What is the point of sending a card if you don’t want to write anything on it? I’m not fascinated, but it does sorta drive me crazy. I could rant a lot more, I suppose, but this is just — sad. Some people do have to work harder to come up with something to say. For this, Postcrossing does offer some help, offering its answers to the question: “What should I write on the postcard?”