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Goodbye Gift.....Ideas/feedback

Posted by shrinking violet on April 6, 2005, at 18:26:21

Hi everyone,
I apologize for cluttering up the boards with my nonsense lately. But I figure while I'm on a roll, I may as well go all the way and ask for some feedback on a goodbye gift for my T.

Here's what I've come up with so far:

1) Along with a gift (see below), I'm thinking of giving her an audio CD with some of my final thoughts on it. As opposed to writing her a letter....since I've given her so many writings over the past two years, and I think my written musings are losing their effectiveness....andn since she values the spoken word more (obviously), of which I've given her too little....I thought it would be more meaningful to "say" my final "letter" to her which she can then play on her cd player. Any thoughts on this? Stupid idea? The only thing is, I'll die if she wants to listen to it when I'm there with her, as I HATE the sound of my voice. :-/

Gift ideas:

1. "Magic Beans"
Why this gift: I know my T likes to garden, and I thought this could symbolize all of the things she has taught me and shown me over the past two years with her.

2. T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats"
Why this gift: My T loves to be read to (I'm one of the few people who knows this about her) and she enjoys books and reading, and she loves cats (she has two of her own), so I thought this gift would provide her with some enjoyment (and I could inscribe it with something like, "May you always find someone willing to read to you...")

3. Weeping Buddha Figurine
Why this gift: My T is Buddhist, and I came across this one day online, and I like the idea behind it, that it can absorb the negative energies and worries of its owner...and given a T takes on others worries, I figure this way she can give them to the statue and not shoulder them all herself.

4. A while back, I came across an anecdote in a book about how, in ancient times, when two strangers met and became friends but then had to depart, they would break a clay pot and each keep a piece, so that they would know each other if they met again in the future. I really like the symbolism of that story, and I like the idea of my T having the only other half to a whole (so-to-speak). But I can't find the story online anywhere, and I'm not sure handing her a piece of broken pottery would go over too well. Still, the idea behind it appeals to me, so if anyone comes up with any ideas along these lines, I'd appreciate it.

Of course, other ideas are welcome.

So, opinions? I'm almost tempted to get her all of the above, since they aren't terribly expensive and I'll never see her again, and each gift sort of represents a different part of her and/or our time together, so what the hay....But I don't want to look like I'm going overboard either.

So, I don't know.
I'm not even sure if this gift idea will come to fruition....It all hinges on whether I'm able to have at least one more session with her after next week's, but in the meantime I thought I'd gather some feedback.

Thank you. I apologize again for the silly post(s).





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