the difference between write and wrong

A Postcard From Dorottya

Dorottya's Postcard

Dorottya’s Postcard

Dorottya's beautiful handwriting is illegible to a middle-aged woman who needs to get a pair of old-people specs.

Dorottya’s beautiful handwriting is illegible to a middle-aged woman who needs to get a pair of old-people specs.

I must admit that it’s been ages since I visited the post office. I felt it was imperative to go today since Eid is tomorrow and the office will be closed for the next five days (I wanted to check if I got Lubna’s letter, I didn’t). I would visit more often if our system were more reliable and, to be frank, I wrote more often. I have fallen by the wayside with Raw Epistle and yet again I promise myself that I will get back on track. I hope I keep that promise this time.

Tiny tiny writing. It reminds me of my friend Vera's penmanship. I really struggled with it so...

Tiny tiny writing. It reminds me of my friend Vera’s penmanship. I really struggled with it so…

I bought myself this handy little magnifying card. It helped, but just a bit.

I bought myself this handy little magnifying card. It helped, but just a bit.

This is will be home to Dorottya's portcard for now.

This is will be home to Dorottya’s portcard for now.

*Dorottya, if you read this, please send me your address typed to ghadah_alkandari@yahoo.com. Thank you so much for this surprise in my mail box and I hope to continue this new friendship.

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2 responses

  1. I love the spidery quality to her handwriting … and a postcard is such a welcome format. I have some letters to post you in the hope that they will arrive …

    July 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    • Oh, Lubna, I was so disappointed when your letter wasn’t among the three ‘items’ which in my box. One was this postcard, another was a returned letter and the last was a note to pick up a larger parcel (the person in charge of the larger parcels took an early Eid break apparently). ‘After Eid’ gives me too much time to wonder about what this large parcel could be. Enough time for me to be hugely disappointed when I discover it’s a Victoria’s Secret catalog or something.
      As for Dorottya’s writing: yes. It’s as intricate as a spider’s web, or indeed a spider itself. A penmanship I hope, as hard as it is to decipher, will never be diluted to suit a visually-impaired person like me.

      July 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm

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