Another lovely card from New York, this time sent from Long Island, large island stretching from NY Harbor into the Atlantic Ocean. It's where Brooklyn and Queens boroughs are located, but for those living in NYC the name "Long Island" refers usually only to the suburban Nassau and Suffolk counties.
On the back of the card I found not only the interesting stamps, but also a beautiful poem:
"All the envelopes on the desk are bleaching quietly, swallowing their own addresses, forgetting where they came from. At night they fly out the windows, circle the house and scoot back in through the louvres. That's why they're lying in a pile when we wake up. It's hard to remember the big land connected to other land. It's hard to remember who wrote this, if anyone answered. See that little sail way off the line where the sea and sky get together? It's a letter. It's to all of us. That's the happiest line in the world."
Island, by Naomi Shihab Nye.
- postcard sent
- postcard received
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- Queens, NY