Category Archive: my inbox

My Inbox: a strawberry and a flower from Tatsuaki in Japan

My Inbox: Debbie

“Whooping and stomping as sane people ought to do when they encounter a thing so miraculous as water.” Marilynne Robinson, Gilead I don’t usually presume to know others’ reading interests, despite being a… Continue reading

My Inbox: Fumiko

This supernatural-looking bird is from Fumiko in Japan!

My Inbox: some flowers and birds from Marie, Linda, and Ina!

A few etegami I have receive over the last month or so — I have been derelict in posting! The above is from Marie in France. She translates the words as “Happiness is… Continue reading

My Inbox: Flowers and Bamboo Shoots from Hideko

A wonderful takenoko, or bamboo shoot, which are in season right now. The words read, “Live as honestly as you can.” I will take those words to heart. And also try to find… Continue reading

My Inbox, it overflows!

      A large collection of recently received etegami! I see I have some painting to do, to respond! Above is a set of cards from Shay in Hawaii. The one on… Continue reading

My Inbox: Astemeria from Patricia in California

Last week, on my birthday no less, I found this elegant little etegami in my mailbox from Patricia in California, with the words “You don’t have to know…” and bright yellow astemeria flowers… Continue reading

My Inbox: swan from Marie Francoise in France

After all the grey comes the green Spring comes after winter And after the rain, the beautiful time. (French poet Claude Roy)

My Inbox: a happy birthday card from Mom!

It’s my birthday. My gift from the weather gods was a snow day the day before, thus I got a great three-day weekend. My gift from my Mom — other than life itself,… Continue reading

My Inbox: Birds of a Feather…

This week, my inbox seemed to turn into a nest for a couple of wonderful ducks. First, I received this luscious kirigami (cut paper) card from Fumiko of Japan. The bird is an… Continue reading