Today I got an e-mail from my sister Ruth, which is lovely, and always makes me very happy, especially since a) she is in Germany for a year, and b) she was on a trip-within-the-trip to Portuagal, and didn't have computer access.
And then seconds later, I got a message from my older sister Sarah! Who lives in Mexico, and from whom I had not heard for more than a year! She had just discovered the last e-mail that I had sent her, which had somehow gotten lost for (say it with me now) more than a year. Amazing!