My mom sends me links. Okay, not not by email or some internet tool like Delicious, but articles cut out of her analog newspaper and mailed to me in France.
It is not a new behavior, growing up she would hand me the paper and tell me to read it. When I wnt off to university the good folks at US Postal Service passed the articles on to me. Then, back it he same city but my own residence she would build them up and every time we met a small package of clippings was always passed on.
Tools of delivery changed but behavior has never wavered.
Now, despite my never ended steam of news and articles there are few I love and devour more eagerly than my inter-family diplomatic pouch that arrives every fortnight thanks to France Poste.
I don't want her to stop. I love the effort and things that my mom sends only because she think I might like it. So pure. Not because she wants to be a influencer or show people how cool she is by what she likes. Just a sincere sharing of what she thought I might appreciate. So motherly. So sincere.
Articles these days tend to be about:
- Recommendation of places in Paris or London (place I spend a lot of time)
- Articles on the advertising world of Canada
-Things about friends of mine or people I grew up with
- An interesting bit about the business of sport (side interest of mine)
- Tips on raising plants (we are a family of people who seemingly growing things)
So, I thought it would be nice for me to share these pure, un-tampered links with the world. It is a neat idea. I might get around to making it. Till then the articles are safely kep in a small envelope.