Today's post is about jewelry. But it's also about hope.
I've been feeling sick the past two days. I've had migraines my whole life and they have come back with a vengeance. I have the most extreme kind, which means I suffer all the side effects including blurred vision and nausea. The vision part is the most scary. I know they are coming on because all of a sudden I cant see out of parts of my eye. Everything blurs and it can make me dizzy. This renders me useless. I cant drive, I cant read, I cant work.
After having two episodes at work I started to wonder if my job is triggering these symptoms. I read under flourescent light all day. And when Im not reading here Im reading something else, or Im writing (on another computer screen). I started to panic realizing the things I love the most are now physcially hurting me.
And in the middle of my day yesterday when I was trying to work through the pain, this gift arrived from Jamie (http://www.simplymeart.com/). I love everything Jamie makes. Really, she cant go wrong. After working with her on both Jewelry Affaires I've come to admire her distinct, luxe twist on vitnage style. I included some of her photos of my favorites in her Etsy store (www.etsy.com/shop/simplymeart) which everyone must check out. As I think I've mentioned before, green is my absolute favorite color in jewelry and Jamie plays with it so well.
But perhaps the greatest gift Jamie gave me was not the actual gift itself (although, my God do I love that necklace with my whole heart!) but rather it's the words she said to me after I sent her a thank you note. When you're sick you feel utterly disgusting inside and out (which no woman wants to feel). I told Jamie in my note to her that she made me feel more myself again. She had restored my spirits with a single piece of her work; she had given something back to me that I thought I had lost. And then she said "Wear it in Good Health."
The power of words; the power of jewelry; the power of well wishes and prayer; the power to heal. May all of you heed Jamie's advice and wear what makes you feel "simply you," and wear it in good health.