Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Three wise men

Bearing gifts, three wise men visited a woman and her sleeping child. The first wise man bought a hand-painted pendant of ceramic, the second gave a pendant of precious silver and the third a glorious picture framed in hand-constructed timber. The gifts were, of course, for the child who was said to be powerfully magical.

After the three men left the woman looked at her child and then at the pendants. She decided that, however magical her child, she was much too young to appreciate such a gift and that such beautiful artworks should be worn, not left sitting in a box for some fifteen years. She knew that Shabana, the artist who created the necklaces, would understand. So the woman slipped on a pretty silver piece of wearable art and felt the magic.

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