Summer is underway & things have been quiet on the jewelry front; The family & I have been traveling, to see family in upstate NY the last two weeks.
It’s refreshing spending time with our family, however this trip was bitter-sweet. We laid to rest my younger sister who had passed in September. We’ve had some time to come to grips with her passing, & now we have closure.
Throughout our visit I found myself reflecting on family memories & the way life has changed over the years. Time is a funny thing.
My bird nest pendant is a piece of jewelry that I wear almost daily. Simply because I like the necklace & it makes me think of my kids. However, while being around family & my youngest sister I found myself holding & touching my pendant often.
For me, this necklace does represent more than just a delightful piece of jewelry that I made. My three bead, bird nest pendant represents my two sisters (Steph & Chiris) & myself. as well as my three children …
… it’s curious how certain objects can take on such special meaning … for myself, my pendants represent family.
Before we left Rochester, NY I left a gift for Steph: a silver plated, purple bead, bird-nest necklace. Whatever this pendant means to her, I know that it will be something special.
My in-laws live just outside of Hornell, NY- in the southern tier. It is beautiful up there. Their house is a home on a hill & is surrounded by trees, water, birds, and other creatures that pass through their land.
Sitting on the deck over-looking the pond, or relaxing in a rocking chair on the front porch watching the sun set, I was reminded of the simplicity of life; the beauty that surrounds us everyday. Sometimes we have to look closer at the world around us to see the beauty, but it is always there.
Keep on punching & keep your eyes open!
For Katrina’s Sun Dial (Time) – Henry Van Dyke
Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, time is Eternity.