Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Echoes of Angels

Karin was late again. It was the one thing she'd promised she'd never do again; he couldn't stand to be kept waiting, she knew that, and she'd sworn that she'd be on time tonight. Well, she could kiss that resolution goodbye. It just wasn't going to happen.

What was it about Geoff that turned her into a dithering fool? She'd never worried about her appearance with any other man, but with Geoff, she spent time she didn't have making sure that everything was exactly right. She loved how he noticed every little detail of her appearance; she loved the way he he put his hand on the small of her back and guided her into a room, subtly announcing that this beautiful woman belonged to him. She'd never had anyone expect so much from her before.

She'd always known she was beautiful, and she'd never had to do anything but throw on a pair of jeans and show up to please her previous boyfriends, but with Geoff, she felt the need to make sure every inch of her was perfectly turned out. He hated sloppiness even more than he hated being late. Time to go. Past time to go. She wondered if he would be mad, or if he would still be waiting for her. Sometimes he showed his displeasure by leaving before she arrived.

And then; quickly, obliquely, she wondered if that was what she'd wanted all along.

© 2009 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel

Seed beads, Swarovski Crystals, faceted vintage glass, lampwork by Melissa Vess. Hand fabricated.


coco006 said...

Ho as it is beautiful! Magnificent necklace !!! congratulations !

Valerie A. Heck Esmont said...

Wow! Great work! In your profile I love how you say you want one medium to touch the edge of another. I love to make things so that it's hard to guess which techniques were used. I hope that makes sense!

Kokopelli said...

I just came over frmo BD to have a closer look to the focal and the whole piece. A real piece of art! And the focal is just breathtaking! I know what you mean with a must-have-bead.

boobookittyfug said...

Oh, you say so well what I also believe:

"I believe that the most interesting things happen on the edges, where one craft touches and becomes another."

Beautiful, inspiring work.

Carol in Chicago

Azure Accessories said...

Gorgeous necklace...your post are intriguing!!!


Doreen said...

This necklace is wonderful!

Unknown said...

yu do stunning work, should you ever decide to sell recreations of some of them, like the fairy house for your mom, please let me know! That peice drew me in and wont let me go!

Lynn said...

First off - the piece is stunning, as all your pieces are. But OMG that story gave me chills.

You are the most amazing writer. I have been catching up on all your posts and although I'm not commenting in writing on every one, please know that each one is fabulous - no, wait, beyond fabulous.