Around mid-September, I opened my mailbox to find two booklets, individually wrapped in plastic, just sitting among the normal junk coupons I recycle.
I pulled out the July/August 2018 and the September 2018 issues of POETRY Magazine, run by the Poetry Foundation.
Unless I’ve developed a sleepwalking habit, I did not order these magazines.
My birthday is in early October, so I figured these were perhaps a birthday present and I would find a note in the coming weeks from the sender and I would have an idea of who to thank for this thoughtful gift.
I didn’t receive a note though. I asked a couple people I’m close to about it but they hadn’t sent it either.
So mystery gift, yay! Very neat though I still was curious.
Then, October rolled around, and I received the third issue in the mail.
So someone not only gifted me with two issues of POETRY Magazine, they gifted me with a subscription. I have no idea where these are coming from.
If you’re reading this, thank you so so much for this thoughtful gift! I would love to know who you are. I’m incredibly touched though and really appreciate this.
If you’re waiting for another podcast episode, I’m so sorry I’ve fallen so behind! The school term started and I need to get back at it. I might have to do once a month during school. I appreciate your support and patience though!