A few weeks ago, Laura asked me to make a bracelet for her daughter Meredith, who is turning twenty one next month. Meredith is an artist, like her mother.
So while Bulldog and the kiddos snuggled up in front of Lord of the Rings last night, I lit a candle and gathered a bunch of freshwater pearls and crystal faceted beads and pearly seed beads and started arranging and threading, and it occured to me that I think Meredith looks very like the kind and graceful Arwen Evenstar.
Then I heard Galadriel say:
It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings...
Meredith and her brothers.
Pearls, for beauty and purity.
Twenty-one crystals, one for each year of your life.
Happy Birthday, Meredith, with love and sparkles all the way from Middle Earth X