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? 
1) It was sent from Poland 
2) The piano 
3) Portrait on the wall 
4) Just happens to be my most favourite composer ever.


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