Reimagined Components: This enamel eagle image was just one half of a full vintage pin found in Phoenix Arizona and was paired with a silver tone Navajo star and rope symbol metal backer. The chain is a 3mm gunmetal rounded boxcar chain measuring 27''.
Components Found in: Phoenix AZ & Quartzsite AZ
During my time in Nashville I lived in a red brick building that had a balcony that overlooked a field which as of late hadn’t been touched by industry…I drank my coffee and starred off watching the field mice dart from one bush to another. I recall narrowing in on one particular mouse thinking about how it was just living its little mouse life, when a great eagle dove with unbelievable speed out of the tallest tree surrounding the field and tackled the mouse…The eagle rolled once on the ground, the mouse spinning with the bird, while trapped in its talons. The eagle flapped twice hard and was back in the air. I watched as it glided gracefully over the summer breeze and landed back in the same branch from where it had launched its stealthy attack. I watched as it ate its breakfast and was reminded of the uncertainty of life and that without warning, everything can change. But I was also proud of the eagle for showing me how to survive, how to take only what is needed and not prolong suffering. It was over in an instant and life went on…
North Star, an ancient unchanging beacon guiding those who would otherwise be lost towards safety.
Tying the knot, securing the future, adding stability or many small weaker threads coming together to be strong. The rope stands as a symbol of protection, preparedness, strength in unity and a willingness to trust.
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