Thank you

In the strobing light, with the music calling the rise of the night’s entertainment, she carefully peeled the tape off the wrapping, sliding the gift out of the still perfectly folded packaging.  It was a moment out of the noise.  Her usual exuberance for ripping off the paper overwhelmed by the generosity.  Unexpectedly reverent in the face of many presents.  So many people taking time to choose, wrap, care.     

She was surprised.  It felt good.  But too much.  Like she didn’t deserve this outpouring.  Like it carried a message she was not ready to hear.  The gorgeous orange box, the books, the glittering earrings, the soft black scarf, the bubbles for both long baths and tall flutes.  The balloons. The Venetian glass.  Black Adder and the Body Shop.  Pots and candles and cushion covers.  Chocolate, body massagers, vouchers, vases and creams. A whole other bag of useful little things.   Overwhelming.   

She closed her eyes for a second.  Sending back the love twofold and more.  Wondering if they knew that it was not about the presents, but about the sharing.  That celebrations would be empty without them.  And then opened them and let in the glorious night.


9 thoughts on “Thank you

  1. K Chasu says:

    Dolcerina… nice post.

  2. Dolce says:

    ta KC.

    I think I want another birthday next month!

  3. Flutter says:

    Hey D, I am busy on a blog called ‘givers and takers’.

    I always say the more you give the more you get.
    The more time, consideration and effort you make with people the more they reward you in all sorts of ways.

    Clearly you are a ‘giver’ and have many people who care about you 🙂 Cool blog!

  4. K Chasu says:

    Dolce – what you need is several “sets” of friends. Lie to them all about when your birthday is – voila! you get to live in pressie and adoration land all the time.

  5. robert says:

    Happy Belated Bithday babes!

    My gift to you is a heartfelt thanks for being you and not a twerpy chirpy moo!

    And a load of respect and luvvies too!


    I think that is 18 x’s. Correct?

  6. Dolce says:

    Fluts Nah, I just think I’m a damn lucky bunny!

    KC I like the way you think girl!

    Bertie Thanks darlin’! 18 it is, you lovely, precious boy!

  7. Katt says:

    This sounds exactly like a birthday is supposed to be. Glad it was a good one.


  8. Dolce says:

    Ta chica…and yes, it was a good one. A very, very, very good one!


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