We were traveling along the highway on Whidbey Island over the New Year holiday when we ran across this mailbox. We passed it, then on the way back I asked Brian to stop so I could take a picture of it. As we stopped, another person was there and took a picture of it. When I got home and posted it to my Flickr feed, it made Flickr Explore with over 16,000 hits and over 260 favorites.

Now, I know this image isn’t great, nor is it popular for my technical skills as a photographer, but I think I have an idea as to why it resonated with so many.

We all have hopes and dreamsĀ about what we want more of in our lives and the wise owner of this mailbox understands that though he or she may not get everything they ask for, they understand the power of asking the universe for it. I imagine people will rally behind this person’s wish for the mailbox to be filled with love letters only. I for one am writing one that I will drop in that box the next time we are on the island!

What are your expectations for your life? What would you like to see more of? Have you asked the universe yet? How long has it been since you’ve written a love letter? Have you written one to yourself yet?

Thanks so much for stopping by.


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7 Responses to Expectations

  1. Viv says:

    A great spot Carol I agree with you I got quite an emotional response to it. Have a great week…

  2. Fun shot and congrats on your Explore of this on flickr, good post and thoughts. Love the idea of you putting a Love Letter in the box the next time.

  3. I love this mailbox! I have a large blog reader feed, and this sweet pic was one of the first things that caught my eye! I like your idea of putting a love letter in it the next time you are there..

  4. Dotti says:

    This photo is guaranteed to bring a smile. It goes for me each time I see it.

  5. Sandy says:

    It is like a passing hug as you drive by.

  6. Janice says:

    Wonderful and joyful. I am inspired to paint my mail box when I get home.

  7. Carol Ann says:


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