Thursday, August 03, 2006

Present

I bought Jenny, my mentor*, a bracelet recently, for two reasons: one, it was clearly meant to be hers, and two, suck-up!**

The bracelet was a simple sterling bangle with these words engraved on it:

"Come to the edge," he said.
"We are afraid," they said.
"Come to the edge," he said.
They came, he pushed them, and they flew.

I love this because it's an entire story - conflict, crisis, and resolution - all in four lines. Set-up, build-up, payoff. It doesn't get much better than that.

* Actually now she's got competition from the lovely and talented Lani Diane Rich.
** Not really. Just a big believer in giving gifts.

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