Friday, June 4, 2010
Over The Rainbow
When I was a child, my mom often sang to me before I went to sleep. Her two signature songs were You Are My Sunshine and Somewhere Over The Rainbow. I remember feeling confident as a young girl that had my mother wanted to try out for the role of Dorothy, Judy Garland would never have had a chance.
At the hospital, my mother gave me a gift that is among the most thoughtful I've ever received. Despite the newborn phase and all that comes with that, I've worn it frequently for the past week and a half.
My mom is a buyer and manager for a gift shop in Memphis. Ayala Bar is an Israeli jewelry designer. Her necklaces are artwork. Exquisite artwork. My sister and I love to see little boxes come our way on birthdays that bear her emblem. I wore an Ayala Bar necklace on my wedding day.
As I opened the little package, my mom explained that she picked this particular design to represent the lullaby she sang to me as a baby - Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Jude's been hearing the tune a lot lately.