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Smiling Eyes!

Baroque Topaz & Leaves Vintage Inspired Handmade Collar Statement Necklace Turquoise Gold Amber One of a Kind
Mask by Abrazos San Miguel & Jewelry by A Silk Purse (me)!

A friendly smile is what I miss most!

As things are beginning to loosen here in southwestern PA & across the U.S., I am anticipating what it will be like once I get used to the idea of having to wear a protective face covering everywhere I go.  I don’t mind it too much but I do miss being able to gesture a friendly smile along the way. 

From my perspective the absence of something as simple as a smile inhibits the opportunity for a comment or conversation, a compliment, sharing, emotion & connection.  A feeling of indifference exists;  let’s keep our heads down, our physical bodies out of the way, don’t make eye contact, accomplish the task(s) at hand & only interact with other humans when absolutely necessary. It's a natural level of anxiety that seems to come with the unnatural act of social distancing.

I am not sure that I will ever get used to this as a way of day to day living, but I know that it is necessary at least for now.  It’s change & eventually as I come to terms, I am hopeful that I can be less anxious & more relaxed, interact safely, smile with my eyes & embrace this time in my life as an opportunity to appreciate the simple things I love.

I will look forward to the time when we can get back to exchanging a friendly smile but until then, my eyes will do the smiling. I hope yours will be smiling too!

With timeless jewelry that’s always in fashion - 

Warm regards,


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