Stamp collecting awakened me to German culture when on an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship in 2010. Since, I've cherished and framed and invested in learning about these petite depictions of a culture's self-descriptions — commemorating what the age finds significant, beautiful, praise-worthy, honorable. We are living in an era that could mark one of the final generations with ubiquitous stamps. I hope this international tradition of art/history/culture-honoring is not lost. In the meantime, may we celebrate what others loved and acknowledged in earlier years.
I am a mother to Bingitt, a wife to Nathaniel, the CEO of 60Hertz, and a seeker of small delights.