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Monday, 16 November 2009

Shadow of The Moon...

crescent moon Pictures, Images and Photos

I have been wearing the same ear-rings, (Pilgrim crystal studs, sort of orange in colour - gilt setting - Bargain basement trinkets that I bought for myself on my first outing after being out of commission for months with my back injury), for a month...

I wear them because I no longer own any gold ear-rings and the Pilgrim ear-rings are all that I own to go with a lovely gold necklace I commissioned last year after I had melted down some plain jewellery that was left to me by my mam and dad...

I could not wear their jewellery - Sizing and style issues - so I saw this as a way of keeping them both close to me, while enjoying a piece of jewellery that is very much more my 'thang'...

I took with me to the jeweller a brooch my mam had given me some years before for my birthday - Next month, by the way... 'Ere I was ever owned by cats, she had chosen an enamelled dark pink sparkly crescent moon with golden stars upon it and a black cat (a Witch's Familiar, perhaps?) standing to attention in the shadows. I asked the jeweller to make me a waning moon of the same size and fashion... That he managed to do so so well is testament to his great skill...

Of course, when I tootled off to collect it, I had no idea that it would look as if I'm wearing a golden scythe! A Sword of Damacles, perhaps... Peter Cushing and all that... Don't fear the Reaper!

Fair Moon Pictures, Images and Photos

Still, it's very me, non?! Very 'witchety-witch.' ...Believing in magic, spells and wonder, mystical and needful things... Sisters of the Moon. As if dreams might come true.

And I found myself crying the other night, while watching True Blood on TV, as the character, Tara, lay down next to her mom on the sofa and they comforted one another, in spite of their rather troubled relationship...

I touched the moon as if it were a talisman, a charm ***, and I wiped away my tears, as I acknowledged once more that I can never have that moment again with my mom who passed just over 13 years ago last month.

Christmas Day is her birthday, so I guess my nostalgia comes along with the season, non?!

Did you know that the 'Waning Moon is symbolic of letting go, surrender, release, quiet time, contemplation, and a time of incubation'.

So there you go...

waning moon Pictures, Images and Photos

*** I'm going to write about charms next - The Passion for collating and recording our stories... For making our mark in life.

9 comments:

Secretia said...

The waning moon think is incredibly beautiful..Thanks for talking about it.

Secretia

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Aw FHina what a sweet and moving post!

I think you need a ((hug))... does it help being able to write here and know that we will catch your thoughts and hold them in our hands and rock you gently a while?


Wish l could curl up with you on the couch and watch Sook-kie and Bill..yum yum....

thinking of you!

Z said...

Jewellery is such a personal thing and reminds in a comforting rather than distressing way, I think. I usually wear one of two rings belonging to my mother, neither of them valuable. After she died, soon before my 50th birthday, I used money she left me to buy a sapphire ring. My husband paid half, so I think of it as a present from the two of them. I'm wearing that now too.

Letting go and accepting doesn't mean you forget or stop missing someone, does it?

French Fancy said...

Aw Fhina - my lovely mum died on Christmas Day 13 years ago- in fact Santa and his elves were going round the hospital ward and everything became very surreal. Thank goodness none of them tried to intrude on our grief and force a present or mince pie on to us.

It was quite a few years before I could spend a Christmas Day without being in floods of tears but, just as you said, this time of year is a very sombre and reflective one.

It was a very good idea of yours to have their jewellery changed into something you could wear all the time. I wear my mum's wedding ring on one hand and mine on the other.

blognut said...

Your waning moon sounds beautiful, Fhina.

Love to you, my precious!

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Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I love old antique jewelry for exactly the same reason...the symbolism is so wonderful in each and every piece. More so than the pieces made today. You are one smart woman to have the crescent moon...one of my favorite themes..and how dear to have it close to you just as your mom was!

ArtistUnplugged said...

It's good that you have made the jewelry into something you would wear and could keep close. I still find this time of year sombering, my mother's birthday is Dec. 23rd and it was also my parents anniversary. It also reminds me of all the pasts Christmases with my parents. Right there with 'ya sister!

Charman Bill said...

I want a charm that stops hair proliferating in unwanted places.

Derrick said...

Hi Fhina,

Lovely story. Far better to have the jewellery transformed than left lying in a drawer.

Something I wrote earlier...

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