On, In, and Around Mondays: Dragon Heels and Jewels
"What do I look good in?" she asked me.
We were picking through clothes at an upscale store where we wouldn't ever actually buy anything off the rack.
"You'd look good in anything," I told her. My older daughter has honey skin and long dark hair. She's on her way to being tall.
At a jewelry counter, we discussed how chunky the styles were. (I'd have to do a bit of weight lifting just to carry some of the pieces on my neck and wrists.) We'd handled $3,000.00 Parisian stilettos covered in rainbow jewels from the base of the heel to the top.
"No one can really bear those without hurting themselves," I told her.
"Dragons can handle it!" she said. "At night they come and wear the shoes when no one sees."
When we were rejoined by my Littlest and my husband, we went back to the shoes. My Littlest became the dragon and tried the shoe, her white cotton sock an odd contrast to French fashion. ("You break it, you buy it," pressed into my mind, and I pressed it back out.)
We took my little daughter's hands, so she could stand in the stiletto without falling. And we laughed.
A woman moved past us and remarked to me, "What a beautiful family you are."
And I felt bejeweled.
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
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