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The Gift

Posted by Mummy Dearest on Feb-13-2004



The Father and I rarely give each other gifts. It’s an old habit which developed during our days without money. And the fact that – by nature- I’m a low maintenance sortof person. Except for the computers, the cameras, the pricey dogs. And there is the the fact that I don’t like receiving gifts.

I wasn’t expecting The Father to bring me a gift from India. The thought alone left me speechless. Well, not quite : I looked at him as though he had lost his mind and said ‘You know that you don’t have to bring me anything’.

And then he handed me a flat, square box. Sitting next to me on the couch, he awaited my reaction : I simply loved it. Really, it was such a ‘me’ looking thing. That was such a strange feeling, getting something so very much to my taste.

It is the first time that I have received an expensive gift from a man, one of those things that many women receive all of the time, some – in fact ( or so I have read)- even expect to receive all of the time.

There are two pictures of my gift. Two because I just couldn’t get the colors to come out like the actual article. I think that the colors are more like the second photo than the first..

But the colors are very Indian and I love my little gift.








It is an enameled, 18k gold choker sort of necklace. The colors really are more subtle ‘live’, except for the gold, which is that almost orange color so typical of gold jewelry in Asia and India.

  1. Julie Said,

    WOWWWWW … welcome home Han!! thats simply beautiful… lucky you Sue… I hope you have a happy homecoming .. enjoy :)

  2. Bridget Said,

    It is beautiful! Way to go Han!

  3. Karan Said,

    How very nice and even better because it was so historically unexpected!

  4. Marleen Said,

    How very romantic, and it’s Valentine’s Day and all! Enjoy.

  5. sue Said,

    Oh, we don’t ‘do’ Valentine’s, Marleen. When I first came here, I pushed and nagged and then received a card which showed a pig flying on it !

    But it was a sweet, sweet gesture, more so because he saw it and knew that I would like it, than the cost.

    But for me., it’s always Dylan “There is nothing you can bring me, my own true love, there is nothing I’m a asking to be owning. Just carry yourself back to me once more, from across that lonesome ocean.”

    Corny from a very cynical woman, I know.

  6. melanie Said,

    it is a beautiful necklace & it looks like ‘you’ – he knows you girl! I love that quote, I guess I’m goin to have to start using it when John begins work in Russia, I secretly am dreading his being in another country for such a long time.

  7. sue Said,

    Mel- it’s ‘Spanish Boots’, by Dylan. I imagine that it is going to be really hard on all of you. I would dread it as well…

  8. Daisy Said,

    It’s exquisite, how lovely of Han!

  9. Catherine Said,

    bravo Han!

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