At 92 years old, Wanda B. Goines became web well known. Her parental figure, Kathryn Clausnitzer Wilson, shot her presenting her own unique sonnet named “The Gift Wrap and The Jewel.”
This apparently minuscule woman sits in a curiously large beige easy chair. She’s wearing a dignified long dark skirt, weaved top and pearl neckbands. However, her strong words about maturing advise us that what’s within counts.
The video has been shared in excess of 5 million times. It’s from 2015, but keeps on piling up more perspectives.
Ms. Goines shrewdness is established in age, but rich educational experience. She’s a distant grandma with eight offspring of her own, including the globally known craftsman David Lance Goines. She is a craftsman and calligrapher by her own doing.
She was living in Cave Junction, Oregon when this was recorded. Her whole family took thoroughly enjoy watching her become a web sensation with this recitation.
The Gift Wrap & The Jewel
I looked in the mirror and what did I see,but a little old lady peering back at meWith bags and sags and wrinkles and wispy white hair,and I asked my reflection, “How did you get there?”You once were straight and vigorous and now you’re stooped and weak,when I tried so hard to keep you from becoming an antiqueMy reflection’s eyes twinkled as she solemnly replied,“You’re looking at the gift wrap and not the jewel insideA living gem and precious, of unimagined worthUnique and true, the real you, the only you on earthThe years that spoil your gift-wrap with other things more cruel,Should purify and strengthen, and polish up that jewelSo focus your attention on the inside, not the outOn being kinder, wiser, more content and more devoutThen, when your gift-wrap’s stripped away your jewel will be set free, To radiate God’s glory throughout eternity”
This is the precious lady I am honored to care for. She wrote this poem, “The Gift-Wrap & The Jewel” be blessed! Her name is Wanda B. Goines, she is 92.
We should all so lucky to live such a long and rich life. Assuming this sonnet rouses you to attempt to live right, perhaps it can motivate your companions also. Feel free to advance it now.