Monday, October 25, 2010
Jane's lost earring
This dangly little earring was the first 'adult' pair of earrings I was allowed to wear. Given as a gift by my mother, in some ways the earrings represented 'coming of age' - I loved wearing them and felt quite sophisticated. I guess this is why I have kept them in my jewellery box for so long.
My mother didn't like girls and young teenagers wearing big earrings - I guess in her conservative but sweet way she didn't want me to look like a tarty adolescent. At the time I might not have agreed with my mother's conservative ways but now as a mother myself it is easier to understand.