Friday, January 11, 2008

A Package from India

This is the way that a package from India arrives.

Outer wrapping of a cloth bag, handsewn around the edges, with name and return address written in a beautiful hand in black and red ink.
Next is a criss-cross of packing tape, with the number of items noted at the center. Then, a layer of plastic to protect the contents from damage.
Within that, a book-folded piece of cushioning material. Also, with the number of items contained within noted on the outside, in a European numerical script.
The contents, wrapped in plastic, with the receipt contained within a business size envelope, with my name on the outside. Once reached, the title of the book seemed either ironic or amusing, because it took a quest to get to it. And some knitting: right front of the Snap Cardigan finished, left front started.

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