(and also part of me)
This necklace is special. It was given to me by my mentor, my guru, my leader, my teacher, my dear and beloved friend. The occasion was that I was graduating from college. I had followed my bliss and gotten my degree in the hot field of English: Emphasis on Creative Writing and Postmodern Deconstructionist Theory. Marketable? Well, no. Fun to say at parties? Kind of. Providing me with the lifelong ability to reel that off and sound (sort of) impressive? Totally.
The little stone is Amethyst… which is said to increase whatever it is next to. This is why even though it is the clasp and some people keep encouraging me to ‘fix” the necklace, I let it stay right there next to the big stone.
The main stone is a Moonstone which is said to stand for “Potential’ and “Protection” depending on how it is used. Her words to me were that I should strive to always protect my potential…. She believed that I had oodles of it and had faith that no matter what direction life took me, as long as I was listening to my heart and following a dream, I would be okay.
I don’t take it off. It stays on during sex, showers, swimming, sleeping…. Eventually people ask me about it and I tell them; this was a gift from a wise woman. I wear it with pride.
(post inspired by the Show Me Photo Project over at Thoughts From A Fathe)