Friday, December 26, 2003

Unexpected gifts 

Surprise presents are usually a surprise for the recipient, but well-planned by the giver. But strange things happen in cyberspace; it can work the other way round so that it's the giver who is unaware.

Three bloggers each got me a Christmas present. They didn’t know it; they didn’t buy anything, they didn’t hand over a wrapped and ribboned parcel. But thanks to Fred, I now have a book of Mary Oliver’s poems; thanks to whiskey river I have a book of Han-shan’s poems; thanks to Jon I have Fromm’s “Fear of Freedom” waiting to be read.

Thanks, bloggers. Your unexpected gifts are much appreciated.

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