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Time passes

In Books on 24 08 2011 at 17:06

Cançoner per l'ukelele

 

He fet un cançoner per l’ukelele per una amiga nova!  Tinc una carta des de fa un temps, més d’un any, per ella d’un altre amic i encara no l’he repartit.  Llavors, l’he fet per donar una mica més de valor a aquest lliurament.  Vaig trobar aquesta postal en una botiga a Berlin que només ven ukeleles i els seus accessoris!  Em sembla molt maco.

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I recently made a new friend and it seems that I’ve been in the possession of a letter, on the cover of which her name is emblazoned, a time just a hair longer than one year.  To remedy this  lamentable trespass into the realm of ignorance and malpractice I rendered her this sweet treat that is very much in line with a personal obsession for playing the ukelele.  I wonder if she’ll use it to scribe pretty little ditties and play them pluckily, wandering the narrow passages from now until tomorrow?

The nitty gritty: I recently found a postcard on the window ledge of a shop adorned with and devoted to ukeleles and their endless  accoutrements.  It was an instant association and understanding that the universe had willed me there on a magnificent day in the midst of a morose Berlin summer(weather-wise) and all I had to do thence was accept inertia’s creep and do the deed of manifesting its intent.

It’s perfect-bound with glue and I lined the postcard with kraft paper as it became the book´s interior; then I folded the card around the book block and glued it all together to set for a while.

I did have more problems with “lifting” so next time I´ll try folding the card before gluing in the lining to prevent too much distortion or crumpling.

 

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