Attention: Family….I love you, but you can stop sending me presents. I know you’re just being generous to the younger generation, but I’m going to be 40. I swear, I won’t feel slighted. Dad, in particularly, please…no more ethnic jewelry. I don’t know what to do with my arsenal of large, necklaces with big pendants from around the world. It’s not that I don’t find a necklace made from recycled coke bottles an inspiring gesture of ecological resourcefulness. But I don’t wear large necklaces. Quite frankly, I don’t have the rack for them. I’m monogamous with a silver chain.
Just for today, I can speak my truth about gifts.