… an unexpected gift and unexpected dedication
YOU KNOW HOW IT IS. You pick up a book, flip to the dedication, and find that, once again, the author has dedicated a book to someone else and not you.
Not this time.
Because we haven’t yet met/have only a glancing acquaintance/are just crazy about each other/haven’t seen each other in much too long/are in some way related/will never meet, but will, I trust, despite that, always think fondly of each other…
This one’s for you.
With you know what, and you probably know why.”
About a week ago I spent few days in Greece. One day we were sitting under the shadow of a near bar when something grabbed my attention. Next to the bar there was a book shelf with something special on it:
It was really strange to go in a foreign country, in unknown place and there a few meters away from me standing out with its black cover to see a book of one of my favourite authors. So I just took my camera, go there and take a shot on it.
The bartender asked me what am I shooting so I explained to him that it was a surprise for me to see that book. He took it as he was seeing it for a first time in his life, took a brief look at it and asked me whether I have read it. I said that unfortunately I am not. Then he took another look at the book and gave it to me as a gift. I took and open it and… it was starting with the dedication from the top of this post.
Coincidence? Maybe… or maybe not.
It is always a pleasure for me to discover pieces of art, no matter whether I am travelling or not, no matter is it an ancient castle or a book, it is great.
I haven’t still finished the book but it looks amazing. I really recommend it as any other Gaiman’s book. Hopefully I’ll meet Neil one day till than(and after) I’ll keep reading.
So if you are reading this go travel, or read books, or both. Have fun and share your experience.