An everlasting calendar, diary and sketch book
United Landscapes, 2018
Including an exclusive behind-the-scenes photograph for our suscribers
DEAR FRIEND OF 8 BOOKS A YEAR,
By chance, a smart man once met the devil in a breakfast bar. Being an atheist, the man didn’t believe that he was really talking to the guy who has been described as a “fallen angel” throughout the ages. But somehow he felt challenged and started to negotiate with the stranger. “Could you tell me the 3 most important things in life?” the devil asked. “What would they be?” he wanted to know. “Oh, that’s simple: health, wealth and love,” said the man, adding, “What serious problem could ever befall me if I could rest assured of these things?” The devil seemed to think about what he had just heard and answered, “You’re a clever man, so I’ll give you what you want. And my price is the same as always: your soul.” Since the man didn’t really believe that there is a soul or something like life after death, he said to himself, “Let’s give it a try!” “So we have a deal?” the devil asked. The man gave him a firm handshake and confirmed the contract. After 1 more drink the devil had to leave, but stopped in the doorway of the bar, turned and told the man, “I’m really sorry to say this, but I’ll insist on collecting your debt quite soon. You’ll experience great health, enormous wealth and incomparable love in your life – until tomorrow evening. I‘m afraid you forgot to add time to our deal.” I guess we can imagine the look on the man‘s face when he heard that. Time is something we should never take for granted. It’s precious, it‘s relative, it moves, it flies, it‘s up. This book might help to catch it and will become your most personal time capsule.
All my best,
Christian Kaspar Schwarm