The first person who made earrings for me was a young woman from Calcutta who lived with us while she attended art school at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her father owned a jewelry business but as a daughter she could not train as a jeweler or work with him. While in school, she worked in a bead shop and made me several pairs of earrings. This pair, she said, would bring out the blue in my eyes.
This morning I was feeling a bit blue. To perk myself up, I dressed in blue from head to toe, including my favorite soft sweater. And these earrings, blue like Bermuda's bays.