The Rare Gift

And with the morning light came a little bird with golden wings. It laid something more valuable than love upon my shoulders wrapped in deep blue paper with a card attached. The note said, “to be given to the man beside you”.  Inside was something very rarely given.  Reserved for so few, I instinctively wanted to shove it under the bed, keeping it until a later day. And now I knew why yesterday’s emotion was needed. Because when this gift comes from a vulnerable heart, it is even more valuable and true.

I carefully opened the deep blue paper and took out the treasure and laid my gift upon him as he slept.




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