Saturday, February 10, 2007

You have Mail!

BPW Postcard

Have been immensely busy the whole week and had almost forgotten to blog about this.

But look what I came home to the other day! It's my blogger postcard all the way from Austria! I hadn't expected to receive it so soon, let alone from Gerda of Dinner for One.

How to explain? One day (about 1.5 weeks ago now), this little piggy was randomly browsing through the blogs listed on FPW and clicked on Gerda's blog (because it had an interesting name). Read her pondering about converting to becoming vegetarian and just so happen to leave a comment on the relevant post. This is all innocent mind you, I had no idea then that Gerda was actually my secret postcard partner.

Then last Tuesday (or was it Wednesday), I decided to go home for lunch (I live about 10mins drive from work) and saw the above postcard in the mail box. Didn't think much of it at first because I thought that it was from one of my girlfriends who is currently doing the 'working/travelling Europe' act in London.

Imagine the surprise on my face when I flipped the over the postcard to see the content and found that it was in fact my bpw postcard and it was from Gerda! I was standing at next to the mailbox and went "Oh My God! I just left a comment on her blog the other day!"

Gerda, Thank you for making my afternoon so much more bearable. I love the postcard that you sent. I hope you are not offended if I say that your postcard very much reminds me of the movie The Sound of Music. I love that movie, it's one of my favourite movies from my childhood. The green grass, the choir and the mountains reminds me of the famous opening scene where Julie Andrews runs across the field singing.. "The hills are alive... with the Sound of Music..."

BPW Postcard 2

Gerda also shared her favourite poem called "What it is" by Erich Fried. It goes like this:

What it is - Erich Fried

It is nonsense
says reason
It is what it is
says love

It is misfortune
says calculation
It is nothing but pain
says fear

It is hopeless
says insight
It is what it is
says love

It is ridiculous
says pride
It is careless
says caution

It is impossible
says experience
It is what it is
says love


It is a very beautiful poem Gerda. Thank you for sharing it with me. It's certainly perfect for Valentine's day.

Happy Valentine's day to you too my new friend. Hope yours will be a memorable and great day.

Thank you Meeta for once again organising such a wonderful event.


tschoerda said...

oh my god, you are so cute :D ! i love this!!

i only recently discovered your blog too and i got your adress from meeta after you posted the comment on my veggie-rant *g* ... this must be a cosmic coincidence!

as far as the postcard itself is concerned: hardly anyone here in austria even knows "the sound of music", and people abroad have always made this "aaaaaaaawwwww - the sound of music!!" - face when i said i was from austria :)

so i am not offended at all, i even sent of this "alpine cliché card" totally intentionally!

and i take it as another cosmic coincidence that you also made the "sound of music"-connection!

we should definitely be pen pals and send lots of more postcards to eachother!

Anonymous said...

Hey, don't you care for our postcards anymore??? I'm offended!! We spend much of our blood, sweat and time thinking of what to fill you in on those postcards! ;p
Anyway, I just got back from Venice...something should pop up soon!

--One of those 'fake' Londoner