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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On the Subject of Unfurling

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When I woke up this morning the air was so thick I could almost drink it.  Around here, tucked between the salt of the ocean and the heat of the mountains, the fog rolls in thicker than goose down.  When you step outside in the watery first light of day, a delicate tinkling greets your ears as every leaf and needle drips dew.
It's quiet and damp.
There is so much room to breath, to stretch, to sigh.
To be gentle with yourself, no matter what yesterday held.

This morning when I woke I had to remind myself to unfurl once again, to relax the spring-loaded spiral of my heart, to trust that I can be safe and open at the same time.

Unfurl those heart strings, let them curl towards the sky.
With every breath, broaden those fronds.
Take that tight curl, that coiled spring you hold in your chest
Let it open.
Let it open.
Unfurl Rings
Unfurl Ring
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(100% Sterling Silver, pressed with the tiniest of ferns, plucked right here on the high Northern California Coast.  In US sizes 5.75, 8, and 9.5)

I am a little fern.
And this wet climate suits my soul.

8 comments:

Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

How delicate and delightful!
Gorgeous Kelly!

Sierra Keylin Jewelry said...

So beautiful! Ferns have always been my favorite, some of my earliest "nature memories" are of ferns on the forest floor on Orcas Island...I love how you captured the details so clearly! Me gusta mucho...Bravo mamacita!

Sunny Rising Leather said...

I still remember with relish the day we spent rolling things through the mill when I had first gotten it and you opened your journal and held out a fern -
"Do you think?"
And we smiled and cranked and nearly shouted the joy of it all:
I am so happy that your work is including these beauties and really it just makes me want to come up there and tromp through the underbrush with you and Sancho.
Let's make plans.
xoxoxo,
A

MrsLittleJeans said...

I love that weather too and look, there is fern on your fingers...yippee! xoxo

Joyful said...

You lovingly describe a climate that suits me too.

Cat said...

"...to trust that I can be safe and open at the same time"
yes yes yes

those rings
wow
they took my breathe away!
♥♥♥

love and light beautiful one

resolute twig said...

These are fantastic.
The rain suits me too :)
xo

tea said...

I loved this! Those words spoke right to my heart.

Beautiful rings!