I have had the original image of these apples and have already used them for another image. However, I really wanted to try out my abstract techniques on them. When you see the thumbnail, it just looks like yet another photo of apples, but when you see the full size image it is quite obvious it is not a plain photo.
And this is also true in life, what looks similar when seen from afar often looks very much different on close inspection. People often waffle on about national culture, as if it were all the same, in each family. Get real close and you find it's different - even the people desperate to be seen to fit in with national culture don't agree on the details. And many folk just do it plain different anyway. Which the fit-in folk would discover if only they stopped looking at themselves and looked to see what others were really doing.
So, with Easter soon here, I will be doing the kind of things mine and my wife's families usually do - because we do it and not because it fits some national model.
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