Gift giving …
When my close friend, her significant-other and their two dogs returned recently from a 6 week road trip in their camper they came bearing gifts. This was not unusual since they are both “givers” and have generous spirits.
What really got me thinking, however, was the fact that the gifts were polar opposites in feeling but they were both bought with me in mind. Did this mean that they saw me in dissimilar ways? Did I perhaps treat them differently or was I just reading way too much into this simple act of giving.
The first gift came from my friend Bonnie who is like a sister to me. She brought me this gorgeous pottery vase from Taos, New Mexico, with a raised pueblo village etched on the front.
She told me she’d chosen this because it would remind me of my sister Mary who lived there years ago. I also felt that she’d bought this for me because she knew it was my taste…an elegant work of art suited to my love of beauty. Very nice, I thought, she’s pegged me perfectly.
But wait … here comes her significant-other, Bill, with a pixyish grin on his face… and look what he brought.
It’s a Whirligig Chicken and I love it too !! Nothing elegant about this little guy but obviously chosen because it depicts the silly, immature side of me and I have to admit that he pegged me correctly there too.
So what does this prove in the great scheme of things ? Nothing really, except that maybe it’s nice to have friends who can see all sides of you and still love you enough to bring gifts !!