Sunday, March 04, 2007

A Gift of Nothing

I was hanging out with my little sister yesterday, and we were talking about random stuff. Then she told me that she has just read a book which was given to her by one of her old friends. The book was called A Gift of Nothing and she said she was touched immensely after she read it. Her boyfriend got annoyed by it because the the person who gave her the book was a guy and has known her for a very long time, way before she started dating her boyfriend. Haha... Her boyfriend is very easy to get jealous. He is jealous of me being with her ALL the FUCKING TIME. oh well...

Anyway, she told me the story of the book and I think it was a great concept too and apparently everyone would have moment like that at least once in their life time. When it does happen, it seems that life can't get any better.

The story is like this...

Girl has a cat and the girl is very wealthy, so the cat has everything. The cat has nice clothes, play toys, and a big house. The girl loves the cat very much. There is also a boy in the story who happens to be the girl's best friend. The girl's birthday is coming up and the boy wants to give the girl a very nice gift. So he starts to search for gifts for her. He thinks that giving the cat something might be nice since the girl loves the cat so much. But then he realizes that both the girl and cat have everything that they need or desire in their life. There is nothing give. "Nothing to give", he toys with this idea and then decides to give her "nothing". So he shops around the town and found a very big box and wraps it with nice paper. On her birthday, he gives the box to her and tells her that it is for her cat. She is very excited and opens the big box. The cat leaps in and finds that there is nothing in there. The girl looks at the box and also finds nothing. But then, it feels so great. The boy, the girl, and the cat just sat there having nothing in hand to celebrate. But then they really have everything; they have each other. Three of them just sat enjoyed each other's company because after all that is everything that really matters. Nothing is everything.

2 comments:

Jules said...

Nice!! I like it almost enough to go find it and read it. If only I had the time to actually sit down and read a book. It's either read a book or rad my friends' blogs. I choose blogs. Am I pathetic?

Aprill said...

Wow that's a really nice story.