• 'A letter tells someone they still matter': the sudden, surprising return of the pen pal

    27 days ago - By The Guardian

    In the pandemic, many have rediscovered the sheer pleasure of writing to strangers, with new schemes spreading hope and connection around the world A few months ago, when the rules had been sufficiently relaxed to allow friends to sit together outside, Liz Maguire had coffee with a woman she had never met. The pair had already been communicating for months, and quickly fell into easy conversation. Later on, this woman tweeted about their meeting, to which another woman replied: “You met Liz Maguire? As in the Liz Maguire?”. The Liz Maguire is a 27-year-old American expat living in Dublin...
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