My friend Brian – you know, Brian out of UB40 (namedrop, namedrop) – just popped over to give me an original piece of his artwork that I’d admired at an exhibition of his but could not possibly have afforded. It’s based on Concierto de Aranjuez from Miles Davis’s Sketches of Spain album.
Unbelievably generous of him. Absolutely love this piece and had actually just been showing people photos of it. Unexpected and gratefully received.
It did not for a moment cross my mind to say “Oh, no – I couldn’t possibly take it.” I definitely could. It’s awesome.