the circle and the wedding band

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rings are circles…

and circles have always fascinated me.While reading  a book called,

Secrets & Mysteries, by Sylvia Browne I discovered

that in ancient traditions the wedding band was an amulet of

sorts-“It was believed that if bad luck came to a married couple, it would

get trapped in the circle (the ring)

and it would just stay there, running in a circle for eternity.”

After I read that I was astonished and amazed…I began to imagine

these tiny demons whirling around a ring and hence, my piece

called tiny demons was born…

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a stitched wedding band…

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the tiny demons whirling around and into the ring!

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While reading this book, I was fascinated by Lynn asking

her teacher why she always sat on the ground with her legs


“We have always sat in this way. We pay respect to the

mother (earth) by sitting with our bodies in a circle.

It is more efficient this way, because it preserves your

energy. And more than that your body becomes

a silent prayer. You sit in a continuous round (circle)

of energy and then slowly you become the center

of that circle of energy.”

I had never thought of that regarding sitting that way!

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(This is one of my antique postcards…I looove it!)

Lastly, I wanted to share a real story…

A couple, whom I know, have been married for over 20+ years.

There anniversary came around recently and they

wanted to buy each other something.

Because things had been a bit tight, due to the economy, they decided to

buy each other a card.

So off they went to a card store and spent half an hour looking at

cards to find  just the perfect card for one another.

Once they each found the appropriate card they walked up to one

another, while still in the store and handed one another

the card.

They both read the cards and were delighted and touched

by what the other person had chosen. Then they heartly

agreed they would put the cards back on the shelf and

take the $3.50-$4.00 per card that they would have spent

and decided to go and buy a bottle of wine and have dinner at home…..

true love.

Speaking of  love, I have added a new link:

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18 Responses to the circle and the wedding band

  1. Love the story! Cards are fine, if you are mailing them, but that money was better spent on wine! I want to get that book you mentioned about quilting. After I read it, I will send it on to my mom…she is an avid quilter. Thanks for the book review!

    • ancientcloth says:

      I agree…the wine is more fun : )
      I checked the book out from my local library and enjoyed the historical aspect.
      Thank you!

  2. Aw, what a sweet story.

  3. So this explains all those tiny galloping noises I hear sometimes coming from the vicinity of my wedding ring! xo Kari

  4. Deb G says:

    Really like that story about wedding rings…. Makes me think too. :)

  5. Really like what you did here. I would never have thought that was where you were going with your “demons”. I love the story as well.
    I enjoyed the blog link. You have a great eye for “nice things”.

    • ancientcloth says:

      Why, thank you : )
      I thought it was a fascinating view that people held. I am
      always curious where things originate or what people
      were thinking and believing in.
      The new blog link is fun…I love her sense of humor and style.

  6. mendofleur says:

    What a great story to share! I loved it. They had two gifts for each other, the cards and the wine!

    • ancientcloth says:

      Thank you so much!
      What was so much fun about this story
      is that it is true and I know the people.
      It was humorous (you would have to know them and their
      personalities) and heartwarming at the same time
      because they love each other
      so much. <3

  7. mendofleur says:

    I forgot to mention, I did not know the meaning behind the wedding bands. Your demons around the ring represents the perfect image I had in my head.

    • ancientcloth says:

      I did not know about the rings either!
      It was fascinating to me but, not surprising
      because, so many of our customs have evolved from
      some ancient time long ago with a very different meaning.
      : ) thank you.

  8. What a wonderful and touching story ! Cards and wine are great to share, they did very well :)

    • ancientcloth says:

      They laughed about it and said they enjoyed the wine
      and dinner at home : )
      They are “bubbly” fun people.
      Thank you.

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