When I first moved up here from the city I began The Advocate Letter Project, as a way to get to know, and participate in my new community.
Every week I read our local paper, The Advocate, from cover to cover and I send somebody I read about a handwritten letter.
Each letter is a tap on the shoulder of another human being. A small nod of recognition.
One week I wrote a letter to a couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, the next, to the winner of a jam making competition. Two weeks ago I wrote to a woman named Joy who was being celebrated as an integral member of the nearby township of Clunes.
I feel like I'm outing myself here, as I don't write any details about myself in the letters, I just sign off from Meg. Revealing who I am doesn't really seem the point.