Friday, December 14, 2012

Present 25/30

Present, collage/acrylic, 6 x 6, Elizabeth W. Seaver
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Finally, on the third morning of shopping for it, Isadora found the perfect present for her friend Pilar for her birthday. It wasn't just an ordinary birthday present, one that would be played with a little while and then break or sit high on a shelf, forgotten. It was special. Isadora wanted it to say to Pilar what Isadora could not say out loud. She wanted the present to say thank you for hugging her when her kitty died and what fun they had when Pilar threw the surprise party for her and for the worm bisque Pilar made when Isadora got sick that time. It was hard to find a small token which expressed all those things and fit into a box, but she did! She wrapped it in paper and ribbon as beautiful as Pilar.

Crumbs were all that remained of the corn meal cake, and Pilar opened her gifts. The stack of gifts dwindled until one lovely pink box was left. Isadora sat breathlessly on her chair, hoping that when Pilar opened her gift, she would know all the warm feelings in Isadora's heart.

Pilar slowly untied the ribbon and draped it over her neck. She carefully pulled the tape off and placed the wrapping on a stack of paper to be reused throughout the year. "OH!" Pilar gasped when she finally removed the lid of the box and looked inside.

What was in the box? You tell me.

6 comments:

Maggie Ruley said...

lovely painting and very sweet narative.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Maggie! Thanks for your visit. I hope sunny Florida is treating you well this holiday season!

Liz Hill said...

love this Elizabeth

Connie said...

Beautiful painting and beautiful story!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Liz:

Thank you so much. I've enjoyed my visits to your site!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thank you so much, Connie!