Ode To A Chunky Necklace you are red you are plastic for this role you were fantastic accessory or actor's glue? on final sale from 'ole j.crew
I got this necklace a few years ago, when chunky necklaces were a symbol of confidence and style. Do you remember? The chunkier the better! I liked the necklace as art; its luminous color, smooth texture and airy shapes made me happy. And it was on sale.
Whenever I tried wearing it, however, l felt so encumbered. It was like my body was being overtaken by this inanimate creature who got to live on me rent-free. So despite the fashion trend of the day saying “Yessssss,” when it came to actually wearing the clunky trinket for more than a minute, my felt sense was always a decided NOPE. So Ms. Necklace stayed in a box collecting dust.
But not long ago, I pulled it out to to wear for an audition. It was perfect! I loved the bulkiness and the clink of the links as I played and moved. Its lumpiness made so much sense for this particular character. The things I had found fault in had become a delightful and meaningful surprise.
And that, my friends, is what I wanted to share with you today.
May you find meaning amid the rubble.
May your perspectives be congenial and supportive.
May you take joy in the unexpected.