I just thought today of a special shipment I had sent from South Africa, and wondered when it will arrive here in the States, when the doorbell rang. There it was, with the DHL Worldwide Express courier : three bubble-wrapped paintings bundled together with FRAGILE stickers all over it. The air freight cost was not cheap at US$400 (actually it was, a previous quote had ran well over $1,000) – but the paintings had been done by my mom a very long time ago, had been in my parents’ house in Stellenbosch for many years, and so have a high sentimental value. I promise I will show the paintings once I open up the wrapping ! I am shipping myself out to San Francisco in the morning and still have to pack!