My Puzzle Ring



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I was just looking at this ring and thinking about how long I’ve had it. It was given to me by a dear friend named Charles well over ten years ago. I remember when he gave it to me…it was at the Georgia Renn Fest and I had just finished making a wax hand. I remember how beautiful I thought it was and then how horrifying it was to watch the puzzle ring guy throw it onto the counter causing it to come apart. I remember practicing and practicing to put it together. I remember timing myself putting it together on the coach trip we took shortly before we left England in ’95. I remember leaving it in a classroom at UGA and having it returned to me bent, as the person that found it was obviously as motivated as I was to put it together. I remember being so excited recently when I’d lost enough weight to be able to wear it to the renn fest again.

And I remember a tall blonde boy with green eyes who grinned at me and asked “Well, do you like it?” all those years ago in the springtime Georgia sun.

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6 comments

  1. You better stop with the nostalgia…you can drown in that stuff, ya know. 😉

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  2. Yeah yeah yeah I know…but it was a good memory of a good time in my life…so I think I\’ll drown a bit longer before I put it away. 🙂

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  3. My mom\’s fell apart a couple of months ago. She can\’t wait to get it fixed… I can\’t wait either, so she\’ll stop complaining!

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  4. was this charles from yhc days charles? st andrews charles?

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  5. The one and only. My biggest regret where he is concerned is that when we parted ways after seeing Les Mis together 8 years ago we haven\’t spoken to each other since. He was a good friend and I would have liked to have kept in touch with him.

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  6. I love puzzle rings and the legends behind them. Thats what I\’ve always wanted for my engagement ring- from the company that works at the CRF- they are the only company that makes PR with Gems. Maybe you can get yourself a new one this year at CRF to commemorate your new life? and erm- cough – might sound gay – marriage to yourself?

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