For Weekend Reflections
Guess who went out Christmas shopping today?
This year’s ice sculpture – created only one week ago – got a very short life. Good thing I was able to take a picture of it last Sunday (and also of the artist at work on Saturday). Today’s morning paper reported it melted and collapsed already!
The artist takes it with a shrug though. An ice sculpture is not meant to last forever and it’s part of the excitement that you never know how long it will keep or what the weather will do to it.
Today, in the place where the sculpture stood last week, they had put up a lot of things for an auction.
I did not stay for the auction but I did have a look around.
Traditional Yule goat made by straw.
My parents had one like that but with shorter legs.
Maybe I should have stayed. Not to buy, but to see what people might be willing to pay for this kind of stuff. Considering that I/we (my brother and I) have a whole house full various articles of similar kind. What I really don’t need though is to get carried away by the general generous Christmas spirit and start bidding on someone else’s old cookie tins… ;)