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Friend trusted family gift: "it's yours".

by Amapola on April 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

One very good friend just gave me this wood-carved Senegalese mask. It belonged to her grandmother, then her mother, then to her.

She said she didn't like it. That she didn't want to have it. I offered her to keep it with me with my masks collection until she's ready to have it back one day.

Tonight she gave me that mask.

And when I sent her this picture where I show where the mask is actually hanging (can you guess which?), she replied:

"Glad he found some friends and a good house!".

(Then I replied: "I wonder what they talk about when I'm not around.").

I promised, I'll take good care of it.


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