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.