extremely long distance message



Exhaustion and jet lag hit me with a tight slap on the face when I arrived in Istanbul after about 30 hours of travelling. Add to that two full days of attending to an exhibition booth, you get a fatigue so severe that even lying down to sleep feels painful.

So I offloaded my misery in a single torrent of babbling on the phone to a certain someone. All I wanted was for the trip to end right away so I could fly straight home to sleep on my own comfortable bed with my special pillow formation (I have difficulty sleeping in an unfamiliar environment).

A big bouquet of blood red roses in a crystal vase and a huge box of chocolates (I counted total of 60 pieces in that box!) greeted me in the hotel room when I arrived at my second destination - Neu Isenburg (10min away from the city of Frankfurt) in Germany.

What a sweet way to try and send me some comfort from 16,000 km away. (How amazing is it that with current technology, you can reach out to anyone on earth with just a simple phone call: "Hello is this ABC florist? I'd like to have a bouquet delivered to...." when it used to be that people had to wait ages for hand written letters to arrive by snail mail before you even know if the other party has arrived at his/her destination safe and sound?)

Although the chocolates and roses didn't take away my physical distress, they did stir up some fuzzy feelings inside that kept me warm in the harsh German winter cold. while I endured the next part of the work trip.

4 comments:

fav tudi said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

sheyx said...

awwww, tat's sooooo sweet, *melts*

Pipi said...

From who????? Heehee....

fashionista said...

Love it ...simply wow