I knew her only as Flavia, the woman who designed many of the cards I sent to people back when I still sent cards to people. In 1987 I bought an engagement calendar full of her work and her writing. Fifty-two drawings and fifty-two small poems. I came across it the other day.
When I wrote to people, especially on blank notecards, I often used one of Flavia’s little poems.
While I’ve outgrown the pastels of the artworks, I still like some of the sentiments…
Okay, I was wrong. I was unable to find one that I would send to someone. A little saccharine for the jaded person I have become.
Okay, I still like this one:
What I am trying to say and not doing a very good job of it is that Flavia was a huge part of my letter writing life and I just wanted to put that out here.