To thine own self

To thine own self be true

Almost two years ago, on Leap Day 2008, I purchased a silver bangle. I wear it every day, it jangles on my wrist and reminds me of that day and every other one between then and now. On February 29th 2008, I was lost – my life was changing and I didn’t know where I was going and it scared me. I had been lost for a long time without knowing it, and gradually I woke up to my lostness and it was painful. My solution was to buy a silver bangle and refocus myself forward. I had it inscribed with the words “to thine own self be true” to remind me that if I followed the path of my own choosing, I wouldn’t be lost again. I think about that day often when I jangle.

4 thoughts on “To thine own self

  1. NoArmsJames January 7, 2010 / 12:10 PM

    Well, it seems like you know where you are going now, and where you are going seems to be a great place. I’m happy for you.

  2. BrianAlt February 9, 2010 / 9:26 AM

    Are you sure it doesn’t say, “one bangle to bind them?”

  3. Mama Bear February 14, 2010 / 12:21 PM

    Welcome to the family of love. xxxx

  4. Bebe February 14, 2010 / 7:38 PM

    Thanks Mum xxx

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