Dear You’ve Got Mail,
Isn't it weird how two people, two random people from a population this huge can find each other like this, over email? Two people, who, as chance might play it, may have crossed each other's paths ten times in a day, but yet, they meet over email, not knowing who the other is. The mystery always around, of him being the next person who walks into the store or her being the girl who is the owner of the rival bookstore.
You gave us the story of Shopgirl and NY152, the story of Kathleen and Joe, the story of 'The shop around the corner' and 'Fox Books'. You, in a world obsessed over getting a thousand likes on their photo; you, in a world struggling with making the perfect impressions, showed us the beauty of talking to a person over mail, substituting selfies with real humor and words, because sometimes not knowing has its charm too.
Each time the computer pinged in it's sing-song voice 'You've got mail', I waited just as eagerly as Shopgirl for the next round of words, about how today will be a new story about Brinkley, or how beautiful New York is in fall, and how it makes you want to send out a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.
Though I might remember how many times I’ve seen the whole movie, I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve replayed the scene when Joe just hesitates for a moment, a moment before sending out one sentence 'Do you think we should meet?' or even the ending, 'I wanted it to be you, I wanted it to be you so badly.'
It’s been over 20 years since they found each other, but my love for their story will never cease.
A girl waiting for her bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils.
Only one way I could think to ease nerves the night before surgery... favorite candle, favorite cozy throw, favorite furry friend, favorite movie. “Don’t you just love New York in the fall?” 🍂☺️ #youvegotmail#schmiedskifirsthome
A few weeks ago I got the question of my grandma if I wanted to make her some christmas cards and that’s what I did 🥰 The designs aren’t made by me but I loved the ideas I saw at pinterest 😊
White card: @handletteringdoenwezo.nl
Fineliner: @sakura_europe micron 0.8
Marker: @tombow_benelux black brushpen
Silver marker: @stabilonl metalic
🌲It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎼. Het aftellen voor de feestdagen is begonnen en wat is er nou leuker dan een traditionele kerstkaart te mogen ontvangen? @postnl zorgen jullie voor een tijdige bezorging? #youvegotmail#kerst#post#kerstmis#gotickets
It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees. Do you know that Joni Mitchell song? "I wish I had a river I could skate away on?" It's such a sad song, and not really about Christmas at all, but I was thinking about it tonight as I was decorating my Christmas tree and unwrapping funky ornaments made of Popsicle sticks, and missing my mother so much I almost couldn't breathe. #YouveGotMail#FunkyOrnaments#MakeChristmas#MerryChristmas#goodtidingstoall#xo