I can remember vividly the comfy feeling of that apron. I would often put its neck piece over my head for the feels often during the holiday that followed primary class holidays. The gloves had two compartments that made it look like an unraveled crab pincer- it was a definite upgrade from the random piece of cloth we usually would have used to put a hot pot of soup down from our kerosene stove.
It was a gift I got for placing third in primary two- I remember it so clearly, I remember it to have felt like the softest foam draped on both sides by deep royal blue cotton . Top it up with patterns of big yellow sunflowers randomly scattered atop it and you’d get why it was so special to me. I’d even never allow my elder sisters use it- for what now? Ki lo fa yen?
Why am I telling you all these?
Not every time books as gifts,
Not every time messages on general group pages alone.
Can you give some thing useful to everyday life. Can you give an experience instead?
Take the person out?
Can send a PM, tell how they impact and why you will never forget them. Make them feel valued. The feeling of being valued is like how warmth and water mate to tempt a maize seed to peep outside its husk. It’s serious food for the soul and the spirit too.
Today, I don’t know where that apron is-it possibly has become a rag too but I can still smell it’s newness in my nostrils, feel, feel its warm feeling in my palms and incase I ever find it, my motherly instincts to protects its innocence.
A gift is meant to be an experience, to tell a story about how much you know and value the person.
A gift is meant to be an appreciation for the personality of the recipient and for some who have proposal rings or birth of babies as gifts-It is in appreciation of the promise of who they are going to be.
*Ki lo fa yen?; Warris all dat; What is the meaning of that