Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Lost, Stolen or Strayed

After being in denial for months, I have to accept that this wonderful postcard from Albrecht has gone missing, having been posted last year (December, or November?) Aren't they just beautiful sketches of tits on his balcony - at this time still in the middle of winter in the Rhine Valley. I hope they've all survived the cold into the coming Spring!
Albrecht sent me an email saying,

"If my tits on the postcard would have been live birds, they would have had arrived in a few days.
8.619 km, that's nothing for them.

Obviously Lufthansa's crane is a lame bird in comparison...
Next time I will use trained pigeons for delivering my cards.

But that's the wonderful thing about our postcard project.
We are testing our post offices. Who knows how long they will go on existing in times of internet, emails, facebook, twitter..."
 
Who knows indeed. Our post office has been on strike so I haven't sent or received mail for weeks - and I was behind on my postcards even before that! Perhaps once they get back to work and clear the backlog, Albrecht's card will emerge from under a pile of neglected mail and they'll find their way here yet...I can live in hope...
 

5 comments:

Robyn Sinclair said...

Beautifully observed by a man who knows his nature. I have my fingers crossed that the original will eventually arrive, Cathy. I'd be gutted if Albrecht's postcard had been lost.

Alison Staite said...

As Robyn said, so beautifully observed. Such a shame it is lost.

Albrecht Rissler said...

Thank you Cathy for posting the lost card.
A compensation is on the way to you.
By the way: The first card of the 2. session reached me in July the last card in November 2012. I dont't hope all those cards got lost as well?

Pat said...

Another treasure of a drawing, Albrecht! It is a shame we are losing postcards to the post but like Albrecht reflected, we may not have our post offices much longer. I will be posting the image of Cathy's card soon. It got lost last year as well.

laura said...

I hope it has been delivered ... but it's not hard to understand why someone might covet such a gem enough to secret it away. Let's hope anyway that it's with someone who loves it!

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