sweet as candy

As a kid raised on Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, I had respect and fascination for the postal worker who delivered our mail. We had a ritual whenever I’d see him. I say, “How are you today, Jim?” And he’d say, “Fine and dandy, sweet as candy.”

The pandemic (and social isolation) coincided this past spring with USPS financial struggles. This unique dynamic meant that people were buying stamps and writing letters more frequently than before. (How cool is that?!)

There’s something special about holding and touching a handwritten sentiment from far away, particularly since most communication today happens in a flash with typed sentences like this one.

When did you last handwrite a letter? Is today the day?