I have just finished browsing through an on-line stationary shop's catalog. It is a guilty pleasure of mine.
I love fine paper. I guess this appreciation began when, as a girl of 9 or 10 years, my grandmother gifted me with a monogrammed box of Crane stationary. The fold-over notes and the letter paper where a pale blue color and my monogram appeared in silver. It was a very grown up kind of gift and I thought it was the best gift ever.
I love the written word. I enjoy writing notes and sending them off to people. It is such an easy way to brighten up someone's day, just letting them know you are thinking of them, that you appreciate them. Who doesn't thrive on acknowledgement?
I enjoy the fine art of letter writing. It is a dying art as everything is electronic in nature now. I don't care. I continue on with my shopping for beautiful paper.
What a satisfying hobby.