What joy the above words made in my heart,
even writing them makes me smile.
Mostly my mom said them.
I was good at closing my eyes and opening my hands as a cup…
I was good at getting.
Somehow along the line I lost that trust.
Playmates put bugs in my hand.
Smiles hid sharp parts that hurt.
Experience not as advertised:
Please read fine print.
Sometimes I shrink away
because life doesn't always put a sweet thing in your palm.
Sometimes it's pain
sometimes it's loss
It takes bravery to receive in a world that is equal parts
joy and shit.
It takes a courageous heart to say 'yes' to things,
sometimes even to getting out of bed in the morning,
to putting on pants.
This necklace is a prayer for your bravery,
for your blossoming.
After all these years I think the key is just to show up.
Be willing, present
To get bigger
and Wider and let light into the cracks.
Your armor can wait:
today let's receive instead
Watercolor and enamel on copper hand. Robin's egg blue on the reverse side.
Fired just past sugar stage for a wonderful dappled texture.
Triple layer sterling silver hydrangea.
In the Metal Shop later.