After tapping the screen of my iPad 50 times, feeling a bit awkward as always, but really wanting to express my gratitude, admiration, and several other emotions the ribbon saga evoked in me, I felt obliged to explain myself.

It is simple: I love your pictures and the stories behind them. I think of them as ‘Wonderful stories’ in stead of ‘awful pictures’. It is amazing how a few lines can express an endless variety of emotions.

(I have been addicted to ‘Peanuts’ by Charles Schulz, ever since I saw/read them for the first time in a Dutch newspaper (must have been in 1964) for the same reasons. They convey facts of life in a few lines, are always funny, never dull. There is a striking similarity of Linus’ security blanket and Older daughter’s ribbon, by the way. )

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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