Working on some
Day Of The Dead jewelry.
I know, rather subdued .
This is a single earring because I find that's
all I seem to be wearing these days.
I will probably make a very short one with
just a bead and skull to wear with it occasionally.
I am standing at the jewelry counter at my local Goodwill,
waiting for a "lady"
to get through looking at EVERY single
piece in the counter.
(I go every couple of weeks looking for pieces to take apart)
Finally, realizing she's going to be a very long time,
I asked if I could look with her, after her.
Before long I see her pick up a necklace, and immediately put it down.
I asked the clerk if I could please have a look at it.
I start looking at it, and the lady says VERY loudly,
"Oh, I could never wear that I am a Christian".
I realized she thought it had skulls on it.
I told her....."It's not skulls, it's elephants".
Not listening, not hearing, not caring,
she still went on and on about how she was a Christian and could not wear "it".
I am starting to feel like I have a blinking light
over my head flashing HEATHEN!!!!
I turned to the clerk and said "I'll take it please".
This is my new necklace that I am pretty sure is Ivory,
even down to the tiny clasp.
I now happily own it because she "could never wear that".
I quickly realized that lady had far more problems than I could ever hope to address over
the jewelry counter at the Goodwill.
This is my favorite rosary.
It came from a nuns estate in Montreal.
It hangs on my bedpost and when I am particularily
troubled I hold it in my hands to just feel it.
I am not Catholic but it still comforts me.
I like to think about all the prayers it has heard, and
feel how worn all the many medals are from those prayers.
what's that I see at the bottom of the crucifex?
I'm pretty sure the nun whose fingers
wore these metals almost smooth was a