Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A conversation with Hans Christian Andersen

While staying in Spain, we happened to run into Hans Chrisian Andersen sitting on a park bench. If you look closely you can see a little ugly duckling in his briefcase. I sat for a while and talked to him about the challenges of the writing life.
About ten minutes later I discovered that "he" was actually just a statue. I think the look on my face says it clearly. Krista knew it was a statue all along.

We also found a plaque which explained why there was a statue of Hans Christian Andersen in Malaga, Spain. As near as we could tell it said, "Hans Christian Andersen once visited Spain. He ate some food. He said that it was quite good."