The short story, The Gift of the Magi, written by O.Henry in 1906, puts a twentieth-century twist on an ancient tale. The magi – the three wise men – came bearing gifts that first Christmas while O.Henry’s lovers, Jim and Della, learn the hard way that gift giving doesn’t always work out as planned even though it’s undertaken with the best of intentions. Ultimately, as O.Henry concludes, it’s the thought behind the gift that matters and it’s the gift givers – the magi – who are the wisest of all.
These words for thought are brought to you by Laurie – who will be blogging here now and then.
Laurie Glenn Norris is a writer, researcher and art historian from River Hebert, Nova Scotia. She has the pleasure of working part-time at Deanne’s studio.