Kat Atwell is a freelance writer, blogger & stage presence telling stories that deliver laughs, validation & community.

Mental Health | Wellness & Self Image | Experiential & Reviews

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.
— Mister Rogers
 
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My first word was "corny."

Mister Rogers had a character on his show who lived in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe named Cornflake S. Pecially. I'm not sure what kind of animal he was supposed to be. Maybe a chipmunk? I mean, I'm fairly certain he was some kind of rodent. Regardless, when "corny" fell out of my mouth, my mom jumped to the obvious conclusion that I was speaking to Corney, the puppet.

You know, this guy: 

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He's not weird. And he's clearly a ... um, chipmunk. Marmot. Mouse with no eyelids. I dunno. But yes, my mom thought I was declaring my love for that guy.

It was much more likely that I was referring to my blanket. I had this satin (ish?) blanket that had a tag stitched on the corner that I could easily slip two of my fingers through so I can suck on them. Thumbs were not my jam. So, yeah, I was quite attached to the corner of my blanket. The CORNER.

My friend, Neha, posted online about how the USPS just rolled out the most incredible stamps ever.

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HOW COOL IS THAT?! You can order them through the USPS website. I plan to do so and cover my walls with them. Or, one tiny patch of a wall. 

Gezellig af.

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