Daisy sings- the circle of liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife

So as you may or may not know – you should know ๐Ÿ˜‰ I go on about it enough. I’m getting married on 22/06.

Yesterday me and my better half went to have a look at wedding bands. Nothing fussy. There were sales on. We found the most simple ,nondescript looking band and thought that will do. Then seemingly at the same time our eyes veered to the price tag underneath ยฃ299. ย *SALE* WOW! DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY.

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The U.K. ย have started charging a tax on carrier bags now

We both looked at one another.

Our eye connected. This sounds so romantic .

This is it.

We both looked at the entrance to the jewellers.

Smiles mirroring each others.

We both had the same thoughts.

True soul mates.

We backed away and I may have mumbled something about looking for a ring another day. Today was paying bills day.

I may have said to my better half

” Why don’t we get tattooed rings.”

My other half’s face said it all. How can you be so tacky,Daisy. I shrugged, it was just an idea. He is a bit of a dude- long hair,skater type.

So I kind of imagined this was running through his head

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My other half is from the North of England. The cheaper the better or so I thought.

He was mumbling about how as soon as the word ‘wedding’ was put n front of anything consumable the price triples. He has a point. He is not cheap.

I merely ย jest. I jest…… ๐Ÿ˜€

So, it got me thinking. Why do we need a wedding band any way?

Let’s buck tradition.

Oh no– I get the same look again -this time the thoughts that seem to go thorough his mind ย are: Oh Daisy. Do you always have to be so otherwise, so ,so rebellious. ย He is already planning on invites to make me conform to how a traditional wife thinks.

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So what does all this ring malarkey mean?

I get the whole ring /circle thing represents something eternal, something un breakable. A bond, a pact.

There must be more to it than just a symbol of our undying love towards one another.

Can’t we just seal the deal with a blood pact? I’m kidding. …

So the research begins and like a ring never ends, so does the shopping… I’m kidding.. .. I do get tired and I do need sleep.

Lets go back to Egypt and walk like an Egyptian for a moment. The brides used to wear a woven plant circle ringย on their finger as a sign of I am not going to go off with that rather sexy slave of ours.

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We humans are an indecisive bunch. The ring was worn on the right finger for a time. The Romans ย had ย to make up their own rules, of course and decide the ring will go on the left finger.

WHY?

What Have-

Do they need a reason?

It is actually quite romantic:

According toย  a tradition believed to have been derived from the Romans, the wedding ring is worn on the left hand ring finger because there was thought to be a vein in the finger, referred to as the โ€˜Vena Amorisโ€™ or the โ€˜Vein of Loveโ€™ said to be directly connected to the heart.

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/09/the-origin-of-wedding-rings-and-why-theyre-worn-on-the-4th-finger-of-the-left-hand/

Before you start swooning ladies they also were the first people to use iron to make a ring.

Not because it would last longer but it was a sign that women were owned. A bit like a mini dog chain.

Here’s me thinking the Romans redeemed themselves.

Another more reserved and practical reason for wearing the ring on the left hand and fourth finger comes from the Christians. Not a bone of romanticism in this reason:

Most people are right handed,and it was seen as the finger that would do the least amount of work.

*DISCRIMINATION ALERT* . (I take offence to that, I am a lefty) I think the fourth finger would like to point out he does as much work as the others….

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Interestingly, in many countries, even today, including Norway, Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland, Austria, Germany,Portugal and Spain, the wedding ring in worn on the ring finger of the right hand and not the left

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/09/the-origin-of-wedding-rings-and-why-theyre-worn-on-the-4th-finger-of-the-left-hand/

So, do we even need a ring. Can’t our vows be enough?

I suspect I’m going to lose this argument. I even got shot down with another look of disgust mixed with pity, when I mentioned Haribo rings!

And so the search ย ring band shopping continues……….. ย forever and ever and ever and ever. There seems to be no end to this ย search…

Happy Easter!

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About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on 2016-03-25, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. New York Wedding Band

    Funny pic.

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  2. First, congratulations! Funny thing about wedding rings is they eventually become unwearable after so many years. It’s nice to have because it is fun to wear it when you first get married, etc. But I’ve noticed from older people, including my parents, in-laws, that they get tight and kill your circulation or you get allergic to the composition of the metal. They end up taking off the rings and think nothing of replacing them because they’ve been there, done that.

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  3. Good luck on the rings, Daisy! My husband and I selected different bands. Mine is a petite band with little pieces of diamond and his, well, it was tungsten. I say Was because it now sits at the bottom of the lake by his parent’s house. No, it’s totally OK to laugh! I think he had it about 3 months after our big day. We debated on whether to replace it or not. He is not much for jewellery and basically works with tools every day so it isn’t conducive. That said he also obviously can’t keep track of it even when not at work! LOL So, I wear the rings and he doesn’t. It all has worked out just fine. You two make the rules!

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    • Oh no๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚that sucks. I’ve just asked my partner what tungsten is and he approves. Finally I’ve done something right ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ that’s a great idea. My engagement ring is quite flashy. It as passed down from my great grandmother. 1940 art deco style. So my band only needs to b a very thin gold one. Thanks for your input xxxx

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      • Partner has just told me about a month python sketch set in the north relating to tungsten ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Wow. Your engagement ring sounds awesome. And how great to have a family gem. My husband really liked the tungsten and it can take a licking without scratching or bending. Too bad his didn’t have a homing device attached! They have some really nice rings and the prices aren’t too terrible. I’m sure we’ll replace my husband’s ring one of these days!

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  4. Reblogged this on A Thomas Point of View and commented:
    This was an absolutely hilarious post and I would love it if you all could stop by Daisy’s blog and read her stuff. She’s phenomenal. Inspirational, motivating and she’s getting married too. Check her out!

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  5. I love your wedding planning posts. They always have me smiling widely. My friends did a wedding last year and the lady got a necklace instead of a ring…her idea. But the hubby still got her a ring and she finally caved and started wearing it. She wears the necklace too.
    Goodluck on your ring search.
    Ps…the tattoo rings have my vote too:-)

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  6. I’m excited for you for your upcoming wedding! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m very late saying this but congratulations. I hope the time of preparation can be exciting and a way to draw even closer to each other.
    Love the ‘one ring. …’ cartoon ๐Ÿ™‚
    Xx

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  7. Something tells me I should stay out of this one. So if you’re wondering… I stopped by. All the best to you two!

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  8. Just hilarious! I bet he loves your sense of humour. A ring of cheerios would do just fine, just that the heat from your fingers would turn it to mush. Congratulations girl ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Love this post. I was laughing the entire time. I would suggest that you get a ring that you love. Something that symbolizes the both of you. I’m all for tattoo art, but I’m afraid that it would hurt.

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  10. U r so versatile in ur writing

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  11. haribo rings, lol. you’re too much! ๐Ÿ˜€

    the price does seem to triple tho when you put the word ‘wedding’ next to ‘party’, haha. i’d just throw three house parties instead! ๐Ÿ˜›

    all the best!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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  12. wow!

    Dats wonderful!

    Congratulations Daisy! n hpy conjugal life (very soon!)

    with ur half;p becomes full though ;p

    haha

    hugs

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