Thursday, July 09, 2009
a delicate reminder
i came across these tags today on etsy. aren't they wonderful? i'm always drawn to jewelry that uses inspirational words and phrases. it combines my love of the delicate, artistic object with the need for a reminder, a talisman of what i'm striving for in my day-to-day life. not that different from a Christian wearing a cross, or a Jew wearing a cross of David, i guess. i once made a bracelet for myself out of wire and a Shrinky-Dink type substance that said "breathe." it wasn't super-elegant (and i seem to recall it digging into my wrist), but it really did help, in the middle of an overwhelming day, to look down at my wrist for a reminder to do just that.
seeing these tags got me thinking about what phrases and words i'd like to put on my own jewelry:
i (heart) butter.
this too shall pass
i am a size (infinity symbol).
sometimes, the most empowering thing a girl can do is eat (from a N.O.W. t-shirt)
wear life like a loose garment (Ghandi)
what would your talisman say?