Monday, January 11, 2010

love never dies


A new polymer master destined for pewter pieces. I'm imagining this as a link, placed between faceted rubies, or myriad colors of nuggets for a festive quality. Lengths of drawn cable chain would look tough, but tempered with sweet pink tourmalines....I think the effect would be magical. The quote 'love never dies' seemed like a very apropriate thing to carve on the back, it felt right. I believe the sentiment, more now than ever. There are some bonds that never weaken, no matter how much time has passed. At this point in my life, I've only known a handful of people that have passed away. It seems like life is being generous to me, keeping my cup full of blessings.
I often think of my brother that disappeared 19 years ago and I still feel like if I saw him again, it would be like old times, as though nothing happened (after I knocked him on his ass for leaving for so long, without a word). Although now it seems like the chances of ever seeing him again grow slimmer and slimmer and that it would be easier to just let him diminish in my thoughts. I still hope, every day, that this will be the day that he walks back into our lives.
Sometimes its the simplest phrases, uncluttered and unadorned, that ring with the most truth. So, that's the idea behind this next series of pieces, heart shaped links with carved symbols, universal and to the point. The next one features a rose, with thorns, of course.

12 comments:

peacockfairy said...

LOVE IT!

Janet said...
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Janet said...

Thats a Nice peice!
Im so sorry for what happened to your family Cynthia a really hurtful thing with your brother gone so long and not knowing what really happened to him. Maybe one fine day he will walk right into your parents house or give a call to someone. Thats so true eternal Love never dies! Moth nor rot can never take that away...xo

katarinas mama said...

Oh Cynthia, thank you for posting about your brother. My heart goes out to you and your family. And yes, Eternal Love never dies!!

Gaea said...

Beautiful. And true.

Laura said...

That piece is so beautiful!
blessings
~*~

Andrew Thornton said...

I love the new link. The quote says it all. "Love never dies."

Sometimes I have dreams that he'll come back one day, but I know it's wishful thinking. Each passing day makes it more fantasy than a possible reality. It's strange to imagine that he's our brother, but a stranger. Years have passed... so many years. He's lost to us. Not by death, but by time. And you're right... love never dies... even after all this time.

kate mckinnon said...

I know how hard it is not to know. Beautiful post, Cynthia.

Jill MacKay said...

Cynthia, I love this piece. I am losing both my parents right now and they are under my direct care. So I am dealing with trying to transition as the go and they are going. So I just wanted to say that I love the sentiment and feelings (not to mention the strong beautiful design) of your pieces. Thank you.
Jill MacKay

Cindy said...

Cynthia, the story about your brother makes me so sad. i do love the way you have connected it with this beautiful piece though! love never dies is so powerful and this pendant will be worn by someone powerful, you can just tell!
by the way, ernesto and i are coming to asheville this weekend to visit brrrian! are you guys going to be around? i would love to see the new addition to your family...and everyone else of course!
Are you up for crafting? its so cold, i envision a warm creative weekend:) any chance of doing some PMC? regardless, ill bring some things to work on!
shoot me an email!

A Day in The Life said...

There's always hope. Keep the fires burning and never forget. I know you won't! xoxo! -brenda

kinetic angel said...

I love your post, thanks for sharing