Reimagined Components: Vintage cushion cut pink stone heart pendant with lightning bolt on a 20'' sterling silver link chain.
1888's Take: Love can be expressed in a multitude of ways. There's the soft, gentle love that a mother gives her newborn child. The slow burning love that's steady, yet grows stronger and deeper over the course of time. And then there's the loud... striking... electric type of love that refuses to go unheard, or unseen... Much like a powerful blow from a lightning bolt, this type of love unapologetically displays its overwhelming affection to the world around it, and undoubtedly reaps much admiration for it. During a conspicuous summer storm, the air remains warm, even comforting... The water from above pours over the town, drenching its recipients of this heavy, merciless downpour. And the strike of the lightning... It roars from the top of its lungs. It illuminates the entire sky, no matter how late in the night. The combination of it all seems to take over the whole human body, shaking it to its core. And this exactly, is what the rush of an electric love feels like.
Often referred to as the seat of emotions, the heart is of course, analogous to love & affection. Like the red rose, the heart symbol states one's clear intention to express their love, desire & courage. I was once taught that you get the courage for something after you do it…so have HEART!
“The sharp crackle and hiss of a lightning strike, and the great rumble and overtaking boom of its proceeding thunder holds a special place in my heart…I remember hiding from an August storm in an old metal drainage tube with my first love when we were just kids, watching the bluish-purple and hot white bolts of lightning slam down into the earth…. counting the seconds between the flash and the drawn-out rumble of its thunder…this would tell us how far away the storm was…at first, there was about 3 seconds between strike and sound, meaning the storm about was about three miles away…the shorter the space between the bolt and crash, the closer it was! Eventually, it was right on top of us…the rain pelting the metal pipe that we were hiding in with a frantic excitement…my heart beat fast and hard and I felt like I could feel a rushing pulse in her hands as we clasped tightly to each other. Eventually, the storm passed and I walked her home…giving her what I would find out later was her very first kiss, then I said goodnight and walked home over the wet grass.”
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