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Karrie Bos

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Hold On

Hold On

When the going gets tough, the tough cling. Well…maybe not. But, a girl’s gotta hold onto something.

How about beaded bracelets and a supersized ring? They supersize drinks, why can’t we do it with our prayer beads? After all, I have been wearing beaded things since the beginning of (my) time. Used to go to the local bead shop in the sixties and string beads on elastic to wear around my neck with my peace sign necklace.

As for the ring, one friend joked that it was big enough to be a shield. I never saw it that way. But I do feel protection with it on. On days when I am racing around and can’t find it, I feel a little bit of fear. It’s been on my finger for years for the most part, and has taken up residence, I suppose.

I once had a ring with a stone that had a tendency to fly out of the bezel. It would launch itself when I was upset. No, I did not throw it or hit the counter, but suddenly the stone was catapulted into mid-air. Once the stone landed in the bathtub nearby. This happened enough times that my jeweler said he was going to put corn-husks in the glue to hold it. This really is a practice, so I am not sure if he was pulling my leg about actually doing it. It was legitimate enough to leave me wondering.

A friend once informed me that the stone in my current ring is powerful, called it a “sacred partner stone” because the white ring goes all the way around. That means something good.

I call it my Shazzan* ring, based on the popular cartoon in the late sixties. I got the ring for a good deal on the Mall, designed by a talented artist in New York, I was told. *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jytJNTtToHI

On days when I need a little extra help, which is most days, I beam my ring out to the universe to summon the Gods, and make a wish for something good, anything at all, to come of it.

~ KB

Do you have a piece of jewelry that makes you feel strong?

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Photos by John Black & Frances Rudman

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