Day 27

February 10, 2015
Day 27: Earrings

One of the most common accessories a woman owns is a pair of earrings. You’re sure to find a full range in their jewelry box from studs of all sorts, large eccentric pieces to hoops and everything in-between. In my house however, you’ll only ever find small, silver half-hoops.

One of the things I enjoy the most about Ann is how set in her ways she can be. Ever since we first met, silver half hoops are the only type of earrings she has ever worn. Our wedding day doesn’t count and yes I remember, without having to look at a picture that she wore these antique teardrop pearl earrings that screamed subtlety while redefining pure class with every ounce of light they absorbed.

But being set in her ways isn’t really the issue here. Ann’s faithfulness to the brand is more functional than fashionable or even personal. You see, Ann is the type of person that knows herself true and through. To some that can be a bit of a foreign concept, but it’s yet another reason why I wholeheartedly admire her.  For someone to know themselves and to be able to identify all that’s good as well as all that’s pretty much a pain in the arss speaks volumes.  So in Ann’s case, she’ll tell you one of her most annoying traits is how she tends to lose things…

Yes, you guessed it right! Ann’s fondness for silver half hoops isn’t even almost because of how they look, but more so that they’re cheap. Ann goes through about five pair of these earrings every few months or so. As I’ve stated before, if I should have bought stock in glue sticks and candles, then I surely should have included these earrings in the mix. Ann will tell you that losing them isn’t due to carelessness or even a lack of appreciation for all that she has, but more so attributed to the proverbial “sock” that disappears into the ether on laundry days.

So in honor of all that’s here one minute and in the next minute it’s gone, I present these earrings. Every time I see a pair of earrings now, I can see her willfully yielding with a smile. I can see her acceptance of herself defining every moment to come and most importantly, I see her, just as unconditionally as I did when I first laid eyes on her… almost eighteen years ago.


Medium: Watercolors
Size: 6 x 4 (inches)
Materials: 90lb Cold Press Paper
Frame: Mini Wooden Shadow Box with Glass (4 5/8"W x 6 5/8"T x 1.25"D)
Completed: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Artist: Adam Kiger
Represented By: Park View Gallery
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