Thursday, 31 December 2015

Gifts from Poland

Look at this wonderful New Year's Eve present which just arrived in the mail! 

Question 1: How am I supposed to eat such exquisite objects? 



Thank you J and the girls for these beautiful objects, sent all the way from Poland. 
Along with the card below. 







Question 2: This is the birthplace of whom? 
Clues: 
1) It was sent from Poland 
2) The piano 
3) Portrait on the wall 
4) Just happens to be my most favourite composer ever.











10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Morelle. I love your presents, I wouldn't want to eat them either. May this New Year bring you all you wish yourself.xx

dritanje said...

Thank you Anon! I wish you all the very best for 2016 too.

The Solitary Walker said...

Answer 1: Don't. Varnish them and use them as Xmas decorations next year!

Answer Two: Chopin?

dritanje said...

Yay Solitary Walker, your answer for Q 2 is correct!

But sadly, not for Q 1. A good guess though! It was actually a bit of a trick question, framed to look like a rhetorical question. The answer turned out to be - photograph them quickly, so their beauty will be remembered, and then eat them right away :)

The Solitary Walker said...

I like your answer. It's both aesthetic and practical, spiritual and corporeal. A kind of Zen koan on the transience of beauty and the demands of appetite ;)

dritanje said...

A Zen koan! That's quite a compliment. But the transience of everything is something I consider quite a bit these days - not in a bad way. I've just started on a mammoth clear out, it's liberating - releasing the past... and enjoying the biscuits!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

A lovely gift, asking to be eaten!

dritanje said...

Exactly Ruby! At first I thought - too beautiful to eat, then I thought - too beautiful not to!

Anonymous said...

next year, we will make you new ones :) all the best

three sea horses said...

I love this! Your post and the following banter! And I never knew Chop in was Polish! Xx