NaNo inspiration day seven: A Bit of Jewelry

NaNo inspiration day seven: A Bit of Jewelry

Kate’s mother lives far enough away that they don’t see each other very often. She is so very thoughtful, though, sending holly sprigs at Christmas, and finding beautiful, simple gifts that make Kate think of her and remember her often. This I know because I have the letters, the cards of thanks, of connection; I have the journal entries that mention Kate’s mother, a quiet, distant support in all that she does.
I like to imagine that this came from her mother, and that she wears it on the lapel of a dark wool jacket when the weather turns cold. The wire that forms the loopy script is sort of squared off. Its edges aren’t smooth round surface, but its cross section forms a smooth wire with gentle ridges, almost spiral in nature.
I like to imagine Kate fingering the wire ridges, running her fingers over the scallops on the bumpy pearly edge, of the pin, and thinking of her mother. I like to imagine.

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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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