365 Days of Earrings

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Approaching infinity

Yesterday I wore sea glass, today lampwork glass beads. Sadly, I own three pair of earrings made of these beads, and I don't recall which is which.
  1. One pair I bought in Bermuda at a glass shop after watching the artisans work for several hours. Such painstaking work. That pair I remember. They are aqua, not blue.
  2. Another pair was a gift from my daughter Kathe. As I recall she bought the beads at a bead store and made them into earrings. These are not those either, I'm pretty sure.
  3. And I don't remember where the third pair (this pair, I guess) came from. Perhaps from a student? Or did I buy them because of the swirling of blues that I can't resist?

However they came to me, I love the blues. And the notion that someone heated the glass and placed those tiny dots of molten glass on each spot. Such delicate craftsmanship.

I wore this pair today with my newly finished infinity scarf, in celebration of making it through my first month: Today makes 32 different pairs of earrings worn, 333 to go. And in honor of my father-in-law's 90th birthday. To infinity and beyond!

I read that our symbol for infinity,  , was suggested in 1655, and based on an Etruscan symbol that meant 1000, a number considered too big to count. Like 365 pairs of earrings. I still haven't counted all of mine. I get too distracted...

1 comment:

jwkrumich said...

So many interesting numbers to ponder in your blog. None more interesting than Dad's 90th birthday and Mom's 85th birthday. I am astounded that at one time 1000 was considered to much to count!