Ring

Bill and I are not big on personal adornment. The only jewelry I wore prior to my engagement is permanent–earrings and a nose ring that require tools to remove. Bill wore none at all. We’re just not big on ostentation. Nonetheless, because of the deep symbolic importance, we decided we wanted wedding bands. We wanted them heavy (so we would feel married) and plain, made of something tough. We decided on great chunks of platinum, worn on the right hand until we’re married, when we’ll swap over to the left.

That’s the beginning of the explanation for this picture. The rest of it is this: I was feeling very down today. I won’t go into details, but lets just say there are a lot of awful people in the world. Bill sent me this to cheer me up. To remind me that there are very, very good things afoot. Look how you can see the sky in his ring.

The future is full of hope and love.

10 Responses to Ring

  1. Bill says:

    ^The rings also double as “platinum knuckles” — they’re better than a roll of quarters!^

  2. With few exceptions, people suck. Glad you found one of the exceptions, Cat.

  3. herheart says:

    Hi Cat. I’ve been visiting for awhile, but this post really hit home. My sweetie and I are shopping for wedding bands, and intend to get platinum, too. This is a great photo, with swell words & sentiments to go with it. Pleased to meet you.

  4. herheart says:

    Hi Cat. I’ve been visiting for awhile, but this post really hit home. My sweetie and I are shopping for wedding bands, and intend to get platinum, too. This is a great photo, with swell words & sentiments to go with it. Pleased to meet you.

  5. herheart says:

    oops. sorry.

  6. Tracee says:

    Always just remember Cat, for every horrible nice-challenged ass monkey, somewhere there is a kind person who thinks the world of you, or another fellow human being, and thus treats the rest of the world with love. 🙂

  7. Cat says:

    “nice-challenged ass monkey”

    heh. I am so using that.

  8. Tami Hunsinger Elmblade says:

    Um, wow! I’ve dropped out of the picture, and there you are… me thinks we need to catch up on old times…our 20 year class reunion is coming up, but I know you’ll never go, so I want to get together like a couple years ago… please write back… warm thoughts to you sister!

  9. Tami says:

    Um, oops, I said a couple years ago…and I remember we last had lunch last fall… yep, I’ve grown grey very quickly…hehehe… I hope you’ll write or call me soon. Miss you. You’re humblest fan…