Vanity in the Time of Corona
For pierced ears only: Vanity in the Time of CoronaVirus
There must be some semblance of decorum
Sheltering in place is no reason to get slovenly.
I shall don a pair of earrings each day during this pause in time
While waiting patiently for the green light
Being able to choose is power in a current world of powerlessness
The gold chevrons with the tiny ball on top and the sharp point at the tip.
He handed them to me one evening, a gift in exchange for that small indiscretion with the hope of make-up sex-
They remind me of him
These hoops, a continuous circle of gold with laser cutting to make them shine.
Too much history.
Purchased from the home shopping channel lying on the couch with a basin to catch the puke from dry-heaving after each treatment. One could argue buyer's remorse…
Here's a pretty pair. They hang like chandeliers, each aurora borealis glimmers its own personality
My "happy" earrings
Students liked to make them jingle and jangle during lessons
But they're no longer my story.
Ah, the silver encrusted with marcasite and amethyst. Maybe. Each with a tiny gold lotus flower hidden in the center. All mindfulness and Zen. Much too much purpose.
Too many voids left to fill- finding perfect in the sounds of silence
Ears cannot be unadorned during a pandemic
It's too plebian and today calls for bourgeois sensibilities
Choose the diamonds. They attract strength, courage, fortitude.
What the world needs now.
I love your detailed descriptions, along with the reasons for choosing for or against each pair of earrings. Funny thing is, I rarely wear earrings, but recently bought several pairs, feeling a need to feel put together during this time, and will think of your words as I choose which to wear. Thanks for sharing this!