Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fissures




She'd learned a long time ago not to try to fill in the cracks. Maintaining a veneer just wasn't worth the time and effort; she was what she was, and anyone who minded could just go whistle up the tracks. She cared deeply, and all that caring left deep fissures in her soul; crevasses in the rock of her being, rough places that she took a certain pride in not hiding.

She liked to think that the structures she'd built across the ravines made them beautiful; that the tears which had brought rivers and cascades to her landscape had also nurtured the abundant wildflowers. She'd decorated herself from adversity; she wasn't pretty, but she had a presence that was undeniable.

Every blow had made her stronger; she loved them all for that.

© 2009 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Seed beads, Swarovski crystals and components, ceramic by Lean Dog Pottery. Hand fabricated.

12 comments:

alteaperle said...

I am wordless! Your "creatures" are gorgoues! Wishes from Italy Anna

SFbeads said...

Oh my word!!!! This is gorgeous, and I'm only saying that because it's true.

Jean Hutter said...

What a wonderful design - love this necklace.

criss said...

Wauuuuu....great work...amazing.
Kisse.

Cath Thomas said...

Wow, this is really extraordinary. I love it! Bravo!

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Claudia said...

Mamma mia ! Un lavoro piĆ¹ bello dell'altro ...

joanne79 said...

I am so impressed with your jewelry Cynthia. Just blown away from the beauty in each piece!..Joanne

liz juwelen said...

that is such a lovely necklace - truly a piece of art! you're really very talented and a great writer as well!

Maryanne said...

Wonderful design - love the focal - utterly gorgeous!!!

coco006 said...

hoooooooo your necklace is gorgeous
superbe !!!!