Friday Mailbag

True North

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."
                                                                                                      ---Douglas Adams

My mom has a compass necklace -- with a tiny, real, working compass.  She wears it whenever someone in the family is traveling.  It's not that she's superstitious . . . it's more about keeping the people she loves close to her heart when they're in transit.

She's done this for a long time now.  Many years.  When I'm on the road, it always gives me a warm feeling to know my mom has her compass on!  

As I started thinking about symbols for my own JOURNEY this year, I decided I wanted a compass necklace of my own.  I found one here that I particularly liked.  It's not a working compass - like my mom's.  Instead, it's a silver casting of compass rose wax seal, and it is lovely to wear.


I can take comfort in knowing that even though I don't know exactly where I'll end up on this journey of mine, I'll always be able to figure out where I am!