...and it is BEAUTIFUL! It has been smoothed...by the river currents, or sanded smooth? And it is varnished, or oiled on one side...or is it the natural state of the wood after its long journey down the River Elbe? It sits quietly and elegantly over my watercolored blossoming almond trees, waiting for tomorrow, May 7.
Now, it came carefully wrapped, in mail art glory...and gained smiles from ALL the postal clerks at the post office this am. But one did comment:" Oh, THAT package...it's the one that didn't fit on any shelf!" (If it weighed a bit more, I am sure they would have suspected a rifle?)
(It is 80 cm tall, leaning on my desk chair)....and the reverse side:
And tomorrow, May 7th, we will have Sand Book Day around the world, and especially in Argentina. And I shall be at the seaside shack in Halkidiki, and place this driftwood in the Aegean Sea...more photos to come tomorrow ;-) What will happen?...it will float....out to sea? across the Mediterranean? to the Atlantic? up the Gulf Stream passing Ireland and rounding the bend to the North Sea? To Hamburg? back to the River Elbe? We shall sea what we shall sea.
Thank you muchly, muchly, Erni!