I’m probably the last person who should be talking about today’s prompt, ‘adornment’: I’m not really interested in clothes, I don’t wear makeup, and the only shoes I own are running shoes. However, even the minimalists amongst us have a few things up our sleeves!
My claddagh has been pictured several times this month, which has great sentimental value to me. I also wear these every day:
I bought them when I came back from England in 2006 – they remind me of my time there. I had such an amazing trip and I think of it every time I see them in the mirror.
My biggest adornment though is definitely my tattoo, which I got the year I turned 25.
It’s the Japanese kanji for power or strength, depending on the context. I am a rape survivor, and I wanted to mark permanently the time when I felt like I had regained my personal sense of power. I know a lot of people regret their tattoos, but I still love mine. In fact, I have nightmares where I wake up and it is gone.
What is your most personal adornment?