30 November 2012

Of My Hands

Solidarity Charm Rings
{Sterling Silver, Copper}


It is in the wake of the tearing that sutures are sewn... these are wounds I never knew I had. What lies deep beneath barren soil holds no hope for growth save for the shedding spur of saltwater, and the often unhinging passage of time. My memory lapses with the light of each day, leaving me wilted and wrongfully inveigled that I am in fact, alone.

It is not so. 

They come in steady procession, each soul to my side. Some soft with hands unfurling like petals towards the curve of my cheek, whispering assurances of tomorrow's latent hope and smoothing my hair from its tangled strain of tension. Others advance, loud with prophetic proclamations of the oncoming best years, quick with a lash to the face or a heave to the chest-- forcing the upward jerk of my chin, the squaring off of weakened shoulders. I take them all in, these souls that would do me good. I soak these up in thirsty breaths that only the emotionally raw recognize. 

And survive.

The solidarity of us sustains me. Spirited mortals built of immortal notions emerge from the shadows of my dark times. 
And I am not alone. 

I am not alone.

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Lifemark Earrings
{Sterling Silver, White Tail Deer Antler}

“On the girl’s brown legs there were many small white scars. I was thinking, Do those scars cover the whole of you, like the stars and moons on your dress? I thought that would be pretty too, and I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay?  This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. 
A scar means, ‘I survived’.
- Chris Clive, Little Bee

Bitterness is like cancer.  It eats upon the host.
But anger is like fire.
It burns it all clean.
- Maya Angelou



  1. oh no.
    oh my.
    the antlers.
    the charms.
    oh my.

  2. I have two gorgeous stones on my bench with a pair of words alongside... xx

  3. yep.....anger is a fire and you have the torch!

  4. Woweeee! Gorgeous antler earrings! I looooove that " little bee " quote so much. Thanks J.