This is the famous first line to The Gift of the Magi, published by O. Henry in 1905. Imagine that you only had $1.87 to spend for Christmas. Even in 1905, Della struggles to buy a gift for her husband, Jim. However, despite with the challenges, love survives and thrives.
May the holiday season remind you of that love.
I’m re-posting this timeless and beautiful story that I performed last year (Dec 2016, audio-only). See prior post for original text.
The Gift of the Magi told by Dr. Joel Ying, written by O. Henry