Sunday, December 11, 2005
The Gift of the Magi
I was in a Hallmark store yesterday, and I noticed that they were selling a change purse made to look like a stocking. I suppose it was in keeping with the season, but it struck me as... mocking? Why would I want to buy a change purse that looks like a stocking when there are people too poor to own change purses, or wallets, and carry what money they have in a real sock?
I suppose it's the holiday season that makes it easy to feel melancholy. Is there anyone besides me who finds O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi inexpressibly sad?