Monday, March 21, 2011

reminiscing through the jewelry box

The gold studs
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with earrings.  I had a pretty extensive collection for a 10 year old and looking back at my earrings now, I realize I had some pretty grown up taste.

I haven't worn earrings in the last five years and every once in a while I jam some in for a couple of minutes to freshen up the sealed holes.  I try to leave them in, but find I get irritated and so put them away to try again another day.  I'll probably never wear earrings again...

The first photo is my first pair of earrings, the ones that were blasted into my ears when I was nine.  I love the emerald green jewels embedded in the rich gold.  They're still pretty after all these years.

The lanterns and the folding fans
The next photo were two of my favourite pairs, and I suppose they still are.  The glass lanterns and the folding fans.  The fans still open and close but they've lost the little tassels that used to hang from below.

It's nice to look back at my collection. Most of my childhood earrings have lost their counterpart while others are damaged. But I like to go through it every once in awhile and look at them. It takes me back.

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