Sunday, May 14, 2017
My favorite things 20
My mother loved big jewelry, and liked feeling the weight of a substantive hunk of stuff. Once I made her a necklace from stitched cords and beads, and she complained because it was too light; she couldn't feel it around her neck. So I took it back and added another strand containing some big coins with holes in them. I would have gone crazy wearing it, but Mom loved it in the heavyweight model.
After she died, my sister and I divvied up the jewelry, but I don't wear it frequently just because of the weight; Mom's big earrings fall off my ears (none of us pierced our ears) and her big necklaces make my neck hurt before the evening is over. (I took back the stitched one, cut off the strand with the big coins, and happily wear it in the lightweight version.)
I'll be wearing it today to celebrate Mother's Day. Somehow I don't think it will feel at all out of place, even cooking in the kitchen or holding the baby. Thanks Mom, for this bracelet and for everything else. Wish you were here.