What do brown paper packages tied up with strings and the Wells Fargo man have in common?
Yes they are both from musicals (two of my favorites) and a tiny bit dated, but what are they really about?
What can make you sing about string, paper and a delivery truck?
I think it's the thrill of the unknown. In those delicious few moments before you open a package - especially a gift - it can be absolutely anything. That shivery excitement is almost better than anything in the package could ever be.
Evolution dictates that we have a desire to see new things, try new things, search for the unknown, and seek out mysteries - to feel that shivery excitement that is a part of the unknown.
Gift giving is part of every culture. Anyone can give big, expensive, ostentatious gifts, as long as they have the cash. But really thinking about someone - really trying to delight them in some way with a special gift - that's hard.
|Purple Poppy Mallow - photo by Alma|
On my last birthday she gave me the most amazing gift. She'd carefully collected a few seeds of Purple Poppy Mallow - a stunning Nebraska wildflower that's one of my favorites, hand-made a tiny seed envelope and gave them to me in a small gift bag. I was so delighted - it's one of nicest gifts I've ever gotten.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that "thinking" is a big part of gift-giving. That you don't have go crazy of buy something really expensive to make it an unforgettable gift.
I hope that a gift of something from Gilden Tree will give someone as much delight as those Purple Poppy Mallow seeds gave me and will give when I plant them next Spring. A gift that's meaningful will never be forgotten.
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Then you can wrap it up in brown paper and tie it with a string, and hum as you give it!