My personal storyline for the past couple of years has been my Pandora bracelet; a bracelet to which you can add charms, in various shapes and colours, to make it your very own, unique bracelet.
I started with a bracelet with one charm. And whenever somebody asked me: "what do you want for your .....". I asked for a charm. But I let them pick it and tell me the story why they thought it was for me.
So let me tell you the stories around my wrist.
- A suitcase. The one I got from my parents when I got the bracelet. For safe travels on my trips.
- A present. I got this from a co-worker when I changed workplace. A gift for the gifts of knowledge I had given her.
- A wave that says "Best friends". I got it from my nephew for my birthday. We are of course best friends.
- A tea cup. A gift from other co-workers when I left. Because you can have such nice chats with me while having a cup of tea or coffee.
- An arty design with pink sparkles. This one I gave to myself, after I finished a huge museum exhibition I organised. It marked a big event in my life.
- An apple. A souvenir from The Big Apple. I love New York.
- A witch. Because, well, I can be one....
- A clover. I got it when I went back to school to get my bachelor degree. For good luck.
- A pink bead. Because, if it is pink, it probably belongs to me.
- Dad. The bead has the word dad on it, with some blue stones in it. I got it from my dad.
- Two hearts; mother/daughter. Because when you have your dad with you, you also have to have your mum with you.
- The safe keeper. It ties both ends together, so should the lock fail, the bracelet still stays together. Because, as you can imagine, I don't want to lose this storyline.