Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Brass Rule

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Let us get it straight, once and for all -
It’s not true that
“what counts is the thought and not the gift”
I repeat - it is not true.
I’m here to tell you that I’ve collected a lot
of gift-wrapped trash over the years
from people who copped out
and bought a little plastic cheapie to lay on me under
the protective flag of “good thoughts”.
I tell you it is the gift that counts.
People who think good thoughts give good gifts.
That’s the rule.
God, who it is said, started all this,
cared enough to send the very best.
And the Wise Men did not come
bearing tacky knick-knacks.

Robert Fulghum


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