“This means something really special to me, I’d like for you to have it”. I open my eyes and find 2 adorable cups and matching plates in my hand. “I know they are not the best looking ones and most people dislike them, but they mean a lot to me. Do you like them?”

I did like them. The vibrant colors. The hand drawn, silly pigeons. What’s not to like?

As he gifted away priceless possession, I made and gave something personal in return. An illustration inspired by one of the birds on the cup.

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