I am a very happy me today. I arrived home on dusk to find a very quiet, unannounced brown parcel sitting in my mail box.
It turns out that my lovely friend Ruth from Bristol, UK, who I met last year while travelling through the Middle East, had read about the 5 Book Project and decided to contribute to the world of happy, surprise parcels from across the globe.
And, oh, did it inspire happiness! I’ve been bouncing around the house all evening, eager to read my new book, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, which is a story about daily life in Iran.
While the joy in this parcel is a lot about the romantic reality of post, letters and snail mail, I think it’s also a lot about sharing ideas, reaching out with gestures, reconnecting to people who have inspired a part of your life, in some way or another.
So a big, cuddly, bouncy, grin-worthy thank you to Ruth! You made my day!!