I don’t wear a wedding ring and neither does Mr Fox. I also don’t wear an engagement ring. I was never keen on rings and didn’t care at all about their symbolism. I do have both but I never wear them. Both of my original rings were stolen when my Mother and I were involved in a home invasion about seven years ago. I never wanted to replace either ring but the insurance insisted on a replacement. I very rarely wear the new ring. It doesn’t bring back good memories for me at all.
Charli’s prompt this week made me think of how some women are viewed as possessions by the men in their lives. This, linked with my disregard for rings, led to this 99-word piece:
“But it’s a symbol of love,” he pleaded with her. “The roundness of the ring indicates infinity. It is endless and eternal, just like my love for you.”
“I am not wearing a ring,” she told him firmly. “That is a lovely romantic notion, but it makes me feel like a possession. I will not be someone’s property.”
He never managed to dissuade her from this determined view about rings. He bought her both and she kept them in the safe. Beautiful and expensive, their value could only increase. she would sell them if he ever cheated.
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I made the cake in the picture for a friend’s engagement a few years ago. If you look carefully you will see the ring in the center of a flower.