Earrings to change the world

I was looking for earrings this morning, so I did what I do every time I look for earrings: I pull the drawer from my jewellery box, dump out the three massive pairs that block everything else, and then find the tiny pair I want to wear.

It occurred to me (five or ten years after it should have) that I could take the three massive pairs out of my jewelry box, and then I wouldn’t have to dump them every time I wanted to find something.

Why do I even have these pairs? Granted, they’re lovely. Giant silver hoops, twisted silver knots, and black-and-white shells. I have worn the hoops for short periods, and the other pairs not at all.

But here’s the thing: I would like to wear these earrings. I would like to be the type of person who can comfortably wear glitzy look-at-me jewelry.

I’m just not.

BUT, maybe I could be. You know, when I turn 65 and become a raging granny.

With that in mind, I have not moved the earrings. I have left them in their highly inconvenient home. Because, you never know…

2 thoughts on “Earrings to change the world

  1. sarah

    I just keep my aspirational earrings in a different box. Otherwise I would never wear my non-aspirational earrings.


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