I want stationery. Do you remember that? It was paper, letter sized, maybe monogrammed or perhaps a funny bird on it? It might come in a box, or a clear plastic thing with matching envelopes. I can’t find it. I’ve looked. I found Waldo. I found Carmen Sandiego. I’ve asked St. Anthony- you know, Tony, Tony, look around. Something’s lost, and must be found! And I’m not Catholic!
So there is no stationery. Or there is…made by Crane & Co (who, by the way, donated most of the items in the Pittsfield, MA musee and lemme tell ya, that family collected quirky things). Anyways, their stationery (that isn’t just bleh) is $100 plus for twenty sheets. WHAT? oh holy no. No way. I even went to a store that SELLS paper…nope.
I realize we are in a digital age (I mean, I’m writing a blog here for goodness sakes) and email is replacing forms of communication. I realize that we should keep our trees intact instead of tearing them down so I can handwrite a letter. Now I’ve never done the environmental cost analysis of making paper versus the information age technology. I’m sure they are fairly equal, so please don’t criticize…
But there is something special about receiving an actual letter on actual paper, in your actual physical mailbox. Not Yahoo, not Google. I’ll keep looking for paper. I realize this has nothing to do with sewing but…it’s become an obsession for me to find stationery that is not overly expensive and yet has personality. I think it’d be OK to mail out news instead of sending it instantaneously. I mean, only ten years ago, we were still making use of the postal system.