Hello! I am a recent university graduate, living in Quincy, MA. I hope to go to graduate school someday and would like to be either a Professor of French Literature or a health economist, or perhaps each at a different time.
I like inky pens, short stories, detective fiction, social commentary, languages, watercolours, music, dance, intelligent debate, long conversations, meditative walks, novelty and surprises. I love to travel and would like to live all over the world. I love luxury, authenticity and rarity.
This is a charming idea and I love receiving snapshots of so many different lives in my mailbox. It's such a nice surprise to find handwritten postcards and wonder which countries will turn up on a particular day.
Postcards I would like to receive:
-Classic portrait (film stars, family)
-Women applying make-up/putting on stockings/wearing high heels
-Music: piano/guitar/harp/cello/notes on staff
-Literature: Le Petit Prince, Hercule Poirot, Camus, pens, books, ink pots, scrawls
-Symmetry, reflections in mirrors, water, etc
-Ladders, staircases (spiraling especially!), doors, windows, passageways, corridors
-Ships, old automobiles, bicycles, wheels
-Watermills, windmills, lighthouses, wells
-Bridges, piers, quays
-Empty streets, courtyards, dance floors
-Cathedrals, churches, chapels, graveyards
-Oceans, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, fountains,rain
-Volcanic eruptions, smoke, fire
Special stamps (FDC!) and maxi cards would be wonderful!
***I find cards with babies/flowers/domestic and farm animals insipid. Manga/anime/cartoons generally do not appeal to me.
***I didn't think this needed to be said but I really dislike handmade/photoshop cards (unless you are an unusually talented artist) and free/ad/publicity/religion conversion cards.
I try to send each person I swap with a unique card of good quality that features either Mauritian scenery/culture or one of their interests. I buy these cards and make an effort; reciprocation is appreciated :-)
***Please no blank postcards or postcards in envelopes; I like a little message and stamps on the postcard.
***See my available cards and favourites at my postcard blog, listed above.
***I am looking to swap with people from all over the world so feel free to request exchanges :-)
***I will accept most requests - or if I'm not interested, at least politely decline - if you seem genuinely enthusiastic and not just sending the same request to every person you can. For me, the personal aspect of this project is what makes it so appealing, and I am looking for like-minded members.
***My collection is here:
MU-966 to Australia, user Laurent2, sent 18 June 2010