You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back. ~William D. Tammeus
I don’t recall waving to my parents from a merry-go-round, but I do recall, every single time I left home as a child, whether to go to school or to play at a friend’s house, one or the other (sometimes both) standing at the front door waving goodbye. Then as an adult, leaving each other’s houses, still waving from the doorway.
Without a doubt, I’d come to take that gesture for granted, as evidenced by how terribly much I’ve missed in the three years since they both passed away. This past month, I’ve been surprised and fortunate to be blessed with a little ease to the ache of missing that particular gesture.
|Mom & Dad's bands|
|New ring and earrings|
Any doubt I had about changing the pieces vanished as I thought of what they’d worn separately all those years, being melted down and brought together.