Shigofumiis a member from United States of America . Has been a member for over 1 year (535 days).
Hello, I'm Shigofumi. I have lived in a lot of countries (mostly in Europe) but currently I am residing in the United States of America. I have been collecting postcards for a long time from the places I have lived and I thought it would be nice to receive and send postcards to other people.
I will send a real manufactured postcard. Not handmade, not in an envelope, not one printed on photograph paper, no ad cards, no holiday cards but a real honest postcard. I will use real lovely stamps as well, not printed barcode stamps which are common on packages.
And I hope that you will do the same.
My goal with this account is to understand humans better. Shigofumi is a combination of the Japanese word shigo (after death) and fumi (letter). Inspired by the novel of the same name, I'd like to read a postcard about about you would write to someone living after your death. Or perhaps a postcard about something that's breaking your heart or ailing your soul.
Please take this word into consideration:
“Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness.
"No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”
― Vladimir Nabokov