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Gifts from the Silk road

September 25, 2007


Friendship and gifts can be a tricky thing. On the one hand, you hardly have one without some sort of the other. But on the other hand, they gifts can be disappointing, occasionally even so much to make you think about the friendship part. How well do your friends know you? Your taste? Your desires? Your needs? Its one thing if your relatives miss their shot, but your friends…

But actually, I’m not writing this to complain – but to brag how lucky we have been this summer. There were surprise packets, much appreciated envelopes in mailbox, pins and unexpected gifts like the heavy book you see above that my dear poet friend dragged across the ocean as he returned from his one-year consensual exile in US. Of course, it’s not about particular gifts (though some are great in themselves), it’s about the gesture that confirms that someone knows you, or your desires. And that feels really good.

Well, don’t get alarmed by this post, I won’t hate you if you “miss” yours. Here is a favorite quote of mine from a film called Late night shopping to confirm the point: “We are friends, the rest is just details”.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Natalia permalink
    October 1, 2007 11:45 am

    Sheeesh man, now we’ll all have to compete with this friend of yours. And talk about adding anxiety to the gift buying process!

    And did anybody say YUMM-O while eating one specific gift of ours? And what happened to the plans about coming to the city, which some labeled as the “motherland of all rumours”?

    Enough questions, let me just add that Bilal is waiting for his playmate.

  2. October 3, 2007 8:38 pm

    My dear Natalia, I’m not crazy to announce that we got the gorgeous delicacy from Iran, the yummy and addictive pistachio butter which Dragana calls Iranian Nutela. Well, at least not till there was any of it left. I mean, c’mon, people actually read my posts and some will drive to Kamnik for food (and not for other things).

    Anyway, your gifts are unbeatable and the sweets you brought previous time even got their own post.

    Tamary says ga ga gaggaaa GAGAGA GA which probably means we are coming in November.

  3. August 10, 2009 5:48 am

    Nice blog on gifts from the silk road. Enjoyed going through it. Cheers and Happy Blogging :)

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