jump over a hurdle

ハードルを越えた

15 June 1960, Poland
Olympic Games, Rome
design: S. Malecki

This year has passed very fast – OK, this is a fact that each year passes faster than the previous one!  And at least I feel that I have jumped over a hurdle and am getting back to normal.

I like the graceful design of this Polish stamp – do you notice the embossed figure other the horse and rider?  But I was puzzled by the mention of Berlin 1936 here… then I found out that the rider was one of the Polish successes in the previous notorious Olympic Games of that year.

今年もあっという間に過ぎ去り、1年が徐々に短くなることを実感する年の瀬です。でも、今年はひとつハードルを越えて健康を取り戻しつつある、という充実感もあります。

さて、年始のごあいさつに使ったポーランドの端正な切手、エンボスで描かれた陰影が見えますか?きりっとした色と構成が好きですが、なぜ1936年のベルリンオリンピックのことが書いてある?とギモンに思っていました。調べると「以前のオリンピックで優勝したポーランド人」を描いていたようです。

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