… I know for me pen pals are the heart and soul of whom I am asan individual. The life jacket that keeps us afloat in many ways. People whom don’t have penpals can never understand the pure spirit that is involved in the connection from paper to pen.The spirit of a person comes through the ink to the paper pages of the letters. Whether they aretyped or hand written, the person’s true spirit can be felt with every word that is written.
For me I don’t have many close friends because I find that most people don’t understand who Iam as an individual. They see the person, but not the spirit that is connected that only comes from the embedded soul. So often, you get this feeling when you first meet someone that they will be an important person in your life you don’t know why you just have this feeling deepinside when you meet them, than as you get to know them you understand that you r connectingto their spirit and seeing their soul. I feel that it like when you get a letter from a new pal, thewords connect with you, then you are connecting with them from the words from their soul. It isalmost as if you have known them forever. It is the most amazing connection that you have ever felt. It is like you have found that missing piece to a puzzle that you have been searching for.
Once you have experienced the wonderful world of snails (that is what I call my pen people)there is nothing like it. When I met my soul mate John I thought I didn’t need my snails any longer. I began to get stressed out. It was when I found some letters and read them that I realizedthat what I needed was my snails. I needed to be able to escape from the stress of everyday lifethrough the power of palling. Having my partner in life was amazing but the truth about life’sexperiences and dealing and sharing the stresses and strains that all of life’s chaos brings issharing it with others whom come together through the land of the post or through the inky trailof life.
I don’t think that I could have dealt with all the dramatic life changes that I have encounterthrough the last few months with out all the amazing snailers that I have met through the inkytrail. I want to say thank you to all and to all that are or have been waiting for a response fromme, I have written you but have not had the funds send the letters. They will be hitting the inkytrail very soon. I know some of my snails have been extremely understanding others well, I canonly hope that when they do receive the letters that they will forgive me for taking so long. Thisweek reading the lovely emails from my RAK group, seeing that the spirit of kindness that can beand is generated everyday through the inky trail. Makes me PROUD to call myself a fellow Snail.
To all the snails out there on the inky trail, I tip my pen to you all. If this letter touches you in some way and you share the passion please feel free to snail mail me. I love finding new andinteresting pen pals from the inky trail of life. Thanks for making my letterbox smile and may myjourney on the inky trail never, ever end. Until next time, ink meets paper in whatever form thissnailer is saying live, love and laugh much because that is what makes up the inky trail of life …
until we meet again on the inky trail love and light my fellow snailers … Tamara