by Elliott Carr ’12, Marketing and Communication Intern
On Monday, March 18, one walk through the Wahlert Atrium would uncover a collection of mysterious envelopes throughout the space. The large collection of handwritten envelopes caused much speculation around campus – just where did they come from? And why were they there?
Over the past few months, religious studies major Erin Daly ’13 has been leaving assorted love notes around campus, an idea she got from www.moreloveletters.com. The student organization Relief, led by Joey Stamp ’12 and Allison Ott ’12, jumped on board and took Daly’s gesture to a new level – filling the Atrium with love notes hanging from trees, stuck to windows and in other unlikely places.
“More than just fueling a handwritten practice with social media, we are on a mission to spread more love letters out into a world that so desperately needs them,” said the Love Letters website. “Through writing, leaving and mailing love letters, we are learning to turn our words into lanterns to light the paths of others.”
There is no doubt that the simple gesture that started with Erin and then Relief lit the paths of many Clarke students.