17 February 2007
I couldn't wait to see what was in this tiny box Ellis gave me in thanks. I carefully unstuck the special tape so as not to tear the paper. I slowly slid the box outside of its lovely wrapping.
I examined the Japanese characters on the sticker affixed to the gold-flecked box with a red bottom.
I opened the box.
I peeled the delicate tissue paper apart.
And inside I found eight gorgeously sculpted candies to be eaten while drinking green tea.
My favorite is the crane whose feathers fan out behind his graceful neck and who has the tiniest pinkish red dot above his beak.
These are too beautiful to eat! I will treasure them!
Thank you Ellis!
at 3:49 PM