Day Twenty-One: Gifts

On hating shopping…

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“…gifts bespeak relationship. Not just the simple binary relationship of two men in a cafe, either, nor that of friends and lovers: gifts do not just move, they move outward into some larger circle.”

-Lewis Hyde “The Gift”

We don’t need any more stuff.

It could be that I’m overwhelmed with house rehab or the weight of the season or the simple truth that gift giving has never been my forte but the reality of purchasing gifts for people is pressing in on me today.

Only xx more days of shopping!

I hate shopping.

Lately I’ve been running my fingers over a new book. “The Gift” by Lewis Hyde showed up one day on the coffee table. Dave purchased it on the advice of at least one wise friend and he’s been working his way through it over the last few weeks, stopping sometimes mid paragraph to look up at…

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