There are two broadly different types of gifts one can get for the holidays: one can get things, or one can get experiences. When we fill our lives up with things, we can actually feel emptier. When we fill our lives up with experiences, we are enriched. We remember our experiences better than we remember our things. And we are more present to our experiences.
To some, the kalimba looks a lot like a thing. If you hang it on the wall or leave it on your coffee table as an ornament, it may just be a thing. But the kalimba has a voice, and it has encoded intellegence. If you put some time into it, the kalimba is really quite a fun experience.
Let me share with you what I mean.