Day 106...

Starfish Pendant

 Starfish Necklace

Starfish Necklace

 This is what the lost pendant looked like….

This is what the lost pendant looked like….

This is a starfish necklace.  It is a replacement for a starfish necklace that I bought for my mom when I was young and could first afford to buy something special for her.  She loved it and wore it all the time, she even wore it when I imagined she knew that It did not go with what she was wearing at the time, or in combination with other necklaces that may not have worked with it,  but it did not matter to her.   That necklace was important, and that played the upper hand.  I believe that is an important element of style.  When you wear what matters to you, what feels right, what is important, with confidence and panache.  My mom lost the original one I bought her not long after she started her cancer treatment, in some doctors office.  I know it was upsetting for her.  My stepfather and I tried many replacements, but they never quite hit the mark.  She always did love her seashell jewelry, and I have many pieces.  Each time I wear one, I feel this different connection, one because it was the first kind of jewelry I ever bought her, and second, because it's not style I would ever wear, but I do it because it reminds me of her.  A funny note, when my daughters sleep with me they usually do what I call the starfish-which means arms and legs all around.  Oh Starfish, I think you are my favorite.