Rings are my favorite kind of jewelry. I have so many it’s embarrassing, but everyone has something they just love. It is a rare day when I don’t have less than seven rings on at once.
I recently bought a handmade sterling ring from an artisan in Ewa Beach, HI. I have an ongoing love affair with all things Hawaiian, and when I saw this little hand-hammered ring shaped like a wave, it reminded me of all the times I have happily stood in the surf, mesmerized by each wave.
Although I love the ocean, I don’t like to think of the depths of the ocean. Shallow water and waves are enough for me. Waves are endless entities. When one crashes on the beach, there are always more behind it.
This little ring is a reminder that the waves in our lives come and go. There are some we are meant to ride all the way to shore, and there are some that tumble us over and over again, leaving us breathless and disoriented.
But the one sure thing is that the waves will come; we just need to embrace them or let them tumble us. Each one teaches us something we need to know.