Where in the World Are Griffin & Sabine?

 

Our correspondences show us where our intimacies lie. There is something very sensual about a letter. The physical contact of pen to paper, the time set aside to focus thoughts, the folding of the paper into the envelope, licking it closed, addressing it, a chosen stamp, and then the release of the letter to the mailbox -- are all acts of tenderness.

And it doesn't stop there. Our correspondences have wings -- paper birds that fly from my house to yours -- flocks of ideas crisscrossing the country. Once opened, a connection is made. We are not alone in the world.

--Terry Tempest Williams
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

 


 

 
Where in the World...?

 

 
Acknowledgments: The Gryphon Club

 

 
Afterword: What Is Going on Here?

 

 
Ceremony of Innocence

 


 

Copyright © 1996-8, 2011 by Stephen E. DeLong.