In the countdown to a major gift-giving season, I liked this ancient reference to a human presents. May you give and receive gifts in a spirit of open-hearted affection, bringing real pleasure all round.
And if you celebrate it, have a wonderful Christmas, enjoying the presence of those you love.
‘Men will send gifts over the seas where gannets swoop and rise.’
Source: Kevin Crossley-Holland, Beowulf, illus. by Charles Keeping (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013 (1982)), p. 37
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