I made another trade. But I didn’t just get one painting. No, I got three.
Last night I drove to Melanie Bamberg's place to see her collection of art. But as I did, Kelly's first question kept bouncing around in my head: How will I know if I trade up?
In fact, I was almost driven to distraction by that question.
But then Melanie solved the dilemma for me. After she showed me her very interesting collection of art, she offered me three paintings for one. And in strictly numerical terms, getting three for one is a trade up.
Indeed, as I thought about trading with Melanie, I couldn’t help but consider an interesting possibility. If I got three paintings in this trade, maybe in my next trade I can get eight paintings; and in the next, seventeen. Who knows? In ten trades I may have eight thousand paintings; and I bet I could trade eight thousand paintings for a Van Gogh.
Of course, I still want to trade for good paintings, even if I am getting more of them.
But in the case of Melanie’s paintings I couldn’t be more pleased.
When I looked at Melanie’s facebook gallery of paintings a few days before visiting her, I immediately noticed the three that I eventually traded for. But when I saw them online, I thought: surely, Melanie won’t give even one of those paintings away. They are all so cool. I really dug those paintings. Still do.
But then Melanie offered to give me all three. I was flabbergasted. Still am.
In my next post, I will tell you what I think is so cool about Melanie’s paintings.
But before doing so, let me first thank Melanie for giving me three such awesome paintings.
And before leaving for the day, let me add: if anyone wants to trade for my three totally cool Melanie Bamberg paintings, let me know.
AMANDA C. MATHIS
5 weeks ago