03-26-2011, 07:30 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
The only thing I ever gave to a therapist was a postcard - I wanted it to be of a shell (which represented introversion/insanity to me), but the closest thing I could find was of a starfish sitting on the beach in Shi Shi, Washington - I thought the name was appropriate.
When I got back it was propped up against the wall on her desk, and it stayed there the rest of the time I saw her - it made me happy to see it there.
Personally I think it would be nice to do - if he doesn't think it's appropriate the worst he could do is say sorry, I can't take it.
But maybe those rules are in place more for gifts of monetary value, rather than symbolic ones, like you were thinking of.
"Sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, the melancholia, the panic and fear, which is inherent in the human condition." ~ Graham Greene
My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk