The Restless Gemini

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December 25, 2005

The Gift of the Magi

Iam reminded of this beautiful story...a classic by O'Henry, that so effectively captures the love and affection between two individuals and the spirit of giving and receiving. What better time than this festive season, to share it!


Read it here...
http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/Gift_of_the_Magi.html

The following lines from this story sums it all...
"The magi, as you know, were wise men--wonderfully wise men--who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise, their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the privilege of exchange in case of duplication. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. O all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi. "

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