tinderandflame, United States of America
  • country U.S.A.
  • Member since Joined 1st Jan., 2014
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  • icon English, German, French, some Spanish
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  • icon 3rd May 1950
    (72 years old)

About Elisabeth...

Hello Postcrossing friend

My name is Elisabeth. I live in Portland, Oregon, in the United States of America; I immigrated many years ago. I am originally from Switzerland, which means I will never be truly American... but Portland is home now.

I got introduced to Postcrossing a few years ago, then got busy and let my membership lapse. But I've found I miss meeting bright, inquisitive fellow humans from all parts of the globe. So now I'm back, and can't wait for the new connections that are going to get made.

I am passionate about social justice, here in America and all over the world. The needs of refugees and immigrants move me, I care about racial justice and gender equality, about the rights of those with less privilege. I care deeply about our beautiful endangered planet. Share with me what you are passionate about.

For fun, I love exploring, be it camping in summer in our mountains, or going to far-away places. I imagine your postcard will give me little glimpses of places I'd love to go to. Maybe someday I will, who knows?

I love music and singing. Especially music with many parts, so I can hear the harmonies. I sing in two choirs now, a big one and a very intimate, small one. We sing at the bedside of people who are ill or dying. It's deeply meaningful work.

I also love dance music, especially African and Latin rhythms. They wake up my bones and make me smile.

Plants make me happy, wildflowers and trees. Light on the water. Views from high places. People pictures. Anything that's beautiful. What is beautiful to you?

Send me a card that speaks to you in some way, and tell me why. My favorite cards show me something about you and take me into your life for a moment. Or teach me something new, something that intrigues you. I keep learning the most amazing things through Postcrossing!

Need more inspiration?
I love:
faces that tell a story, especially old people
images that evoke strong emotions
street art, social justice movements
calligraphy, in all kinds of scripts
rivers and rocks and natural things
gorgeous landscapes
interesting trees
things that grow where you live
light, lanterns, northern lights
homemade or altered postcards

Thanks a lot! I can't wait to meet you.

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