I opened my email today and found a message from The Listserve, announcing the end of the long running project.
The Listserv was an email based community with a simple premise. Each weekday a member of the community is randomly selected and asked to craft a message for distribution to all list members. This was known as 'Winning the Lottery' and was something that only a small proportion of members would experience. Some of the emails were sad, but an equal amount were optimistic; brimming with compassion, humour & joy. Each was a privilege to read and I will miss it.
I never did win the lottery though.
The first email is still my favourite.