2011, Kirsten Lepore

Posted by John Martz, September 26, 2020

One year in French class, when I was about ten, I was paired with a student in Quebec with whom I would become penpals. I suppose the idea was that we would embark on this cultural exchange together, learn each other's language and customs, and perhaps develop a lifelong friendship. I think we exchanged one letter each, and never wrote to each other again.

Our correspondence certainly didn't develop into anything nearly as a romantic as seen here in Kirsten Lepore's Bottle. But, after watching this, I think you'll agree that's probably for the best.