Perhaps it was out of sheer exhaustion, or perhaps it was something else. But for a few days in Switzerland, I suddenly found myself fascinated by the side of the letter that I don’t normally even give a second glance: the back side, with its address, seal and sometimes, for those sent through the mail, a stamp from the post office.
And so, in honour of M. Gauteron and his troubles, I’ve affixed his seal (or a part of it) to the header of this blog. Actually, it was quite a beautiful seal and, luckily for me, it’s also survived more than two centuries….
Here’s to you, Louis!