There’s just something about rainy days that make me all nostalgic. The pitter-patter of the raindrops on the rooftops sends me back to my childhood. As I sit here, looking out the window, imagining those raindrops to be lemon drops and gum drops, I suddenly remember my old pen friend.
I was in grade 4 when I had a pen friend from Germany. We religiously wrote each other back, trading pictures and stories of our growing pains. Whenever I’d get mail from her, I remember tearing the envelope with so much fervor, that it would make the mailman grin in amusement. It felt like heaven.
I imagine how she is now. Did she finally marry her hot boyfriend back then? Will she and I ever get to meet personally after all these years?
The internet seems to answer everything, so I looked up how to find people by area code or name. I came across this website which allows you to find people from your past, simply by keying in their name, age, location in the search toolbar. They then scour online profiles and databases and come up with a list of search results with their contact info. It’s pretty amazing how the internet makes the world a smaller place.
I have to admit though, nothing beats the thrill you get from receiving mail, and sniffing that scented stationery… But we always must keep moving forward, because that’s the only way to go.