Henry Agonistes

Thinking and re-thinking the problem of what to bestow upon Mrs. Henry in honor of her milestone birthday, Mr. Henry is beginning to suspect that he might be over-thinking.

But how would you know? What if he hasn’t given it enough thought already?

Taking under advisement the wise words of counsel generously sent by Owen, Klee, theDiva, Yossa, Jezebella and Glinda of Teeny Manolo, Mr. Henry made an interim decision and bought a beautiful hand-blown glass bowl from Sara Japanese Pottery on Lexington Avenue at 70th Street.

Since the bowl was a perfect receptacle for cranberry sauce, he jumped the birthday queue and presented it on Thanksgiving.

Success! (temporarily, at least) … She loves it.

However, a bowl is not an intimate gift. It can’t be worn against the skin, nor is it the treasured keepsake of a romantic moment. The search continues.

3 Responses to “Henry Agonistes”

  1. theDiva November 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    oh, that is charming!

  2. klee December 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    Seriously, even if she protests, I say Tiffany. It could be small, a keyring perhaps, or the Elsa Peretti cuff, but a milestone birthday merits a statement gift.

  3. Mr. Henry December 5, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    It’s true, klee. A Tiffany’s box does seem unassailable.