Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wars Bring out the Bestial in People
A1 Waste Paper Co Mail Art Incoming 1985, originally uploaded by ART NAHPRO.
I always wanted a pen pal. I love sending mail and thought it would be a good idea to have a designated person to do this with. Someone who would be as interested in writing letters as I am. A few months ago, I found Any Soldier, a website that is supposed to hook you up with a pen pal. You write a letter then it is given to someone who doesn't/didn't receive any mail. Voilà! Pen pals!
I carefully typed a thoughtful letter on my vintage typewriter. I'm not patriotic, but I even expressed my gratitude to the soldier for their service in Afghanistan. I sent photos of Whiskeytown Lake. I offered to send supplies. Did this person write back? NO! Did they e-mail? NO!
Well, this certainly reflects poorly on the United States Army and I am going to take this personally!