Saturday, January 07, 2006

To my daughter, I bequeath my gift bags...

I am possibly the cheapest woman alive when it comes to giftwrap. This explains why I am using a dead woman's cache of secondhand giftbags. When my mother died, and I found her collection of recycled giftbags in the bottom drawer of her dresser, I not only took the dresser, I took the giftbags.

Life may be fleeting, but giftbags, when folded properly, are

1. Without beginning or end.
2. Existing or occurring without interruption or end.
3. Existing unchanged forever.
4. Enduring for all time.
"eternal." Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. 07 . 2006.

Ditto tissue paper.