Crafty Letter Exchanges

Letter conversations are a slow old school cultural technique of

connecting to another person in our mind. 

As letter writers we are willing to get involved in an exclusive world of thought

with another person. We carefully explain and illustrate our world views and experiences and we patiently wait for a response.


Applying letter writing as an artful technique of two people aligning in an exceptional mind space is what Patricia enjoys to celebrate.


The benefits of beating clichees letter exchanges

- the letter partners craft a time document that highlights insights and action possiblities

- the content creation encourages unconvenional ways of self-discovery

- the findings have an impact on ahead of the curve decision making


 "Relationships are the school for self inquiry into the nature of yourself."

from Reflections in a Mirror by Dr. Vasant Lad

As a reader of Patricia ´ s letter conversations you will enjoy how a joint view point is developed and questioned and how the alert intuition of both letter partners creates results which the single person alone could not achieve.


Currently Patricia corresponds with many different letter partners around the world, from different heritages, professional disciplines, and  geographical places. The chosen topics are: outer space consciousness, impact investing, the end of therapy, emotional weak spots of science fiction, myth creation, and climate threats.



A Published Example of a Letter Conversation


 The letter dialogue in 18 episodes between Holger E. Metzger and Patricia von Papstein around "coding brand identity". Read it on - mushrooms branding letter conversation

Patricia ´has developed her unique Play Rules for Letter Exchanges



  • the chosen topic demonstrates an inventive contradictory view on current affairs
  • ready to discover thought dimensions that cannot be achieved alone



  • an intimate way of playing with assumptions and conclusions
  • no statement jogging
  • personal histories illustate not dominate the lines of thought



  • no promises, no contest
  • rapprochement for short moments


Ready for

- no throwing one ´ s weight around? 

- no urge to smooth things over?

- celebrating deep dives into the controversies of human existence?

- exploring each other beyond labels of social heritage and success?

Attraction is a sensitive animal. It ´  s a matter of sending out emotional sparks.


ARE YOU  volunteering to to become one of Patricia ´ s NEXT LETTER PARTNERS? 

Then write to Patricia by e-mail to hello et and suggest a topic, mention your intentions and concerns and Patricia will get to you soon.


“Each thing has its word, but the word has become a thing by itself.

Why shouldn't I find it? Why can't a tree be called Pluplusch, and

Pluplubasch when it has been raining?

The word, the word, the word outside your domain,

your stuffiness, this laughable impotence, your stupendous smugness,

outside all the parrotry of your self-evident limitedness.

The word, gentlemen, is a public concern of the first importance.“


HUGO BALL in the Dada Manifesto of 1916