June 19, 2009
I was sitting here, feeling down, not knowing what my mom-minder would be for today, when I found myself playing with the back of my earring. All of a sudden, I remembered doing the same thing in middle school with these hoop earrings. My mom gave them to me and she had a pair just like them. When I was having a hard time in middle school (kids can be so cruel...) my mom and I both wore these earrings, and she told me that whenever I missed her or felt upset I could touch my earrings and know that we were connected.
June 19, 2015
I haven't worn these earring in a while, but I do find myself unconsciously playing with my earrings quite a bit.
I completed this photo project from May 2009 to May 2010. Six years later, I'm reposting the series with additional thoughts. Here's what I wrote about it when I started.