We’re a bit lucky this week, because Naomi has sent us her hello. I love this hello, not only because it’s beautiful, but because of the story about the rain-umbrella-no-lady! That is TOTALLY something that would happen to me! I am so sorry it happened to YOU, Naomi! Gah!
I think it can be hard to process kindness, sometimes. I think maybe some people see it as pity? Or perhaps think it’s a bit patronising? Or don’t want to be indebted? Or something? I don’t know…
I wonder if that kind of thing has happened to you, reader person who is reading this right now?
Naomi, of course, handled it with aplomb and much Maltesers. If that were me I would not be so poised about the whole thing. I have this habit of blushing the deepest shade of purple whilst backing away and smiling and saying apologetic things, in circumstances of rejected kindness. I might even wait until I am alone and burst into tears. So lame. I need to work on that. Maybe Maltesers are an important part of the solution? I hadn’t heard about that before…
It’s about to pour with rain here now, so I can totally put myself in this letter’s rainy-night shoes… It’s threatening and cloudy and I can hear beery men out on the streets singing some lout-y songs. Ugh. I won’t be offering them an umbrella, I can tell you. I also won’t tell you how genius-y and beautiful the little snail mail zine Naomi made is… she might shoo me away and I’ll do that purple-face-back-away-thing. That would be really awkward….
*runs to buy pre-emptive Maltesers*
There are lots more stories for #52hellos – take a squiz at some cute/heartfelt mail!
EVEN more about 52hellos (how to join in!)
Are you hello-ing along?