Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Courage and Sang froid
As a reward for their courage and cold-bloodedness after hot air ballooning over French vineyards, Jan and Kazuo Arai from Seattle, Washington, received a red beret. A great souvenir after a fantastic experience... If only it hadn't been the day before 9/11.
The next day, with flights to the US cancelled indefinitely, not knowing whether they would ever make it back home, the happy spirit to wear their hats disappeared - and the berets appeared on Ebay, and through Ebay to my
collection in New Zealand...