Last week, I read a story in The Garden Island newspaper about a 106-year-old postcard
that was sent from Kauai to Kansas, of all places. More than 13 years ago, I moved to Kauai from Kansas, of all places.
Not that Kansas has anything to do with this story.
But the postcard does. And not necessarily the 106-year-old postcard but the concept of a postcard--its aura, its symbolism, the physicality of it.
Earlier this year, I provided a bunch of postcards to be given away at a special event on the mainland. Recently, I received the leftovers, and I've been thinking ever since what to do with them. Well, I've figured it out, and here's what I propose: I want to send one to you.
This is how you can get a postcard from Hawaii with a hand-written note from me:
1. Make a comment below and specify your favorite thing/memory about Hawaii--be it a place, a person, a song, a food, a road, a tree, an animal.
2. Email me your snail mail address at email@example.com. (Please, for privacy sake, do not include it here.)
3. Watch your mailbox--the one by your street or attached to your house or at the post office, wherever you collect your physical mail.
4. Be patient. Depending on how many comments I receive, it may take me a while. And if things get out of hand, I may have to cap the whole project at a certain number.
5. Wish me luck!
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