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Ripples

“Your grandmother was an activist, you know…”  Mrs. Bailey cocked her head to one side and waited for me to respond. I just sat silently. 

“I have to admit that she might not understand what it is you are protesting….”  I sighed. Apparently,not under my breath like I had Intended. “But truth is, her parents and grandparents did not understand or agree when she took off to the south to march for equality, either. The important thing is not if she would agree with your stance, but that she would be proud of the fact that you are taking one….”

We carry generational values out into the world- and in every generation, the ripples are larger , travel farther and are more inclusive.   

What  are the values that you internalized from generations of your family, but you have re-interpreted to make the world a better place?

If you know someone who is making big ripples in the stream of humanity, this piece might speak to them. 

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Bouffant

She pressed the button on top of the tall can and swirled it around her head. “Hey”, her neighbor hollered, “keep your cloud over in your space”.

The tall brunette smiled apologetically and then gave the hairspray another burst. Her tall stacked hair needed the extra reinforcement if it was going to make it through the endless retail crowds during her upcoming 10-hour shift. Stores just stayed open for far too long this time of year… people should be at home, decorating and gift wrapping, not endlessly riding the department store elevator floor to floor, piling up purchases in an attempt to buy atonement for the wrongs of the year.

With a sigh, she rose to her feet and gracefully navigated the aisles of the employee dressing room to her current assignment in housewares.

At least anyone looking at her stately bouffant would know that she was a lady of class, even if the crowds had made her weary.


Wear this hand-cut obsidian piece, set with sterling silver to remind you that you are a diva, no matter how bedraggled life leaves you feeling

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Djinn

The little girl stared at her in wide-eyed wonder.

Blue Tier Eye Stones with Sterling Silver Setting

As a blue-eyed blonde, she had gotten used to being stared at while traveling in the middle east. Too often it was a possessive stare, coveting her as something to be owned.


But today, this little girl had rushed up to her in the market and the excitement in her face was irresistible. It was as if she had just gotten in line to talk to Santa.


“Are you a Djinn!!??” the girl blurted out suddenly.
“Why do you ask?”
“Everyone knows that the Djinn are blue-eyed. I am really hungry, can I make a wish?”
“No need’, the blonde replied, “Djinn are magical, remember?”
She took the girl to a nearby stall and loaded her small basket with bread, quinoa, figs, and dates.
The little one gasped in amazement and skipped away calling
“Momma, the Djinn granted me a wish… see?!!”

You too can carry your own bit of magic with you, these blue tiger eye stones are set in sterling silver and make the perfect way to remind everyone that magic comes from within.

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