Gifts

“The Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry was a lesson in gifting. The writer’s intention may have been completely different.

It is difficult for a girl to give up her crowning glory to buy a gift, more so than it is for a man to give up his inheritance. I think about the story more now, when people are losing their steady source of income. Gifting may soon acquire new forms, as modes of celebration change.

Ria spent hours designing an online gift for her beau. Digital art is not easy, but one piece suffices for three boyfriends.

7 thoughts on “Gifts

  1. Pingback: Her Crowning Glory « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. Reena, just as I was contemplating your point about gender, gifts, and the Covid-economics, you took me by surprise with “three boyfriends.” Now I want to rethink the O. Henry story — what if she had three boyfriends? What other two sacrifices would she have made or was her hair enough?

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