Rite of Passage

19 Jul

Rite of Passage

Many cultures have
a rite of passage for girls
Pierced ears mark her age

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7 Responses to “Rite of Passage”

  1. Pam 19 July, 2008 at 1:44 am #

    Those are so pretty!

  2. jayne 19 July, 2008 at 4:00 am #

    Oh my… I am struck by just how much more “grown up” she looks in this photo. Pierced ears are certainly a rite of passage.

  3. Lucy 19 July, 2008 at 4:22 am #

    My older sister took me to have mine done for my fourteenth birthday, which was rather special. I’ve always been quite squeamish, and this was before the quick piercing guns, so I went a bit wobbly, and she took me into a bakers and bought me a doughnut! The warmth of the shop and the sugar brought me round quickly. This little girl looks very pretty and grown-up, congratulations to her!

    (I’ve come here again this time following Crafty Green Poet’s award links.)

  4. Lynne 19 July, 2008 at 11:15 am #

    She looks so happy and proud of her earrings.

  5. KGMom 19 July, 2008 at 4:18 pm #

    Such a lovely young woman.
    And what memories it brings back.
    My daughter began lobbying (that’s what it was!) for pierced ears when she was about 8. I kept saying–no, not until you are old enough to care for them yourself.
    Well, when would that be–she asked.
    Oh, maybe when you are 16.
    When she turned 16, she had lost interest.
    She finally got them pierced when she was really all grown up–about 24! And I certainly didn’t have to care for them.

  6. BEG 19 July, 2008 at 5:30 pm #

    I think I was 10 when I got mine pierced too 🙂

    Lovely picture.

  7. robin andrea 20 July, 2008 at 6:24 am #

    I was just about that age when I got my ears pierced too. I remember being so proud. It was definitely a rite of passage. Ruthie looks beautiful.

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