Wednesday, January 19, 2011

you capture - circles


The night before I got married, my dad walked up to me holding a small, green box.

He handed it to me and said "I know you don't like jewelry."

Inside was a beautiful necklace; a sliver circle with a diamond in the middle. It is maybe the prettiest thing I own.

I very rarely wear it. Not because I don't like jewelry. It's just that I don't know what to do with it. It makes me kind of nervous, and maybe a bit self-conscious.

All of the jewelry I wear on a regular basis is rather plain and unassuming. I have spent the majority of my life trying to blend into my surroundings, to not draw attention to myself.

I guess I feel like jewelry is just... Something. I don't really know what. Not meant for me? I don't know.

But sometimes, I put on my necklace that my dad chose for me, and I go look in the mirror. And I remind myself that, once, someone thought I should have something that beautiful.

And then I take it off and put it safely away again.


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15 comments:

Carrie said...

What a beautiful story - you should wear it. I love how jewelry looks on people, how they make it work with an outfit and POP, but I am not one of those people. However, I have two special necklaces that I will wear from time to time - real pearls from my husband (one of three gifts he's given me in the last 12 years that have made me cry) and a diamond drop necklace from my mom, made from a diamond in my grandma's wedding band - very special. It does no good to save them, so I wear them and celebrate how they remind me of people that I love and who love me.

Stillmary said...

Beautiful story and beautiful circle photograph. I've always felt the same way about jewelry but lately have tried to change it up. I hope you start wearing your necklace because it sounds perfect for you.

Beth said...

I love the story to go along with the photo! Wear the necklace, "just because"! You deserve to feel beautiful!

Amber said...

What as great sotry, I even got a little chocked up.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful picture. I love most jewelry...on other people. I do wear a few pieces but they are always on, so if you know me you probably don't even see them anymore.

T~T said...

that is so sweet! You should wear it more often though!

Jen said...

Beautiful story, and you should wear it sometimes!

Courtney said...

really pretty and lovely story..they are so pretty and you can just wear them with whatever!!

Bacardi Mama said...

I'm pretty sure your dad bought that for you to wear. I think he'd be sad to know that it was sitting in a jewelry box somewhere. I think you should wear it.

Jenny H said...

Lovely photo! You should definitely wear it more often!

Teresa said...

I love that picture, and the story is so touching. I think you are definitely worth beautiful jewelry.

jaime said...

Beautiful photo - and a story behind it.

imadramamama said...

Oh my goodness, what a great story. And really like the simplicity of your shot!

InTheFastLane said...

This is such a perfect story.

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous and the beautiful story makes it even better. Great writing!