You may remember me saying a few times that I had about 2000 posts on my blog?
Well, after I said that I started keeping track - by getting my dashboard to only show "published" posts - and, guess what? This is post 2000 to be published. Of course, I also have several posts scheduled to go up in the next couple of months, but this is post 2000 to be published, and the others don't count until they get published.
So, for my 2000th post, I thought I would share a couple of photos of my pentagram pendant.
That's my hand holding it in the last photo. No, the pendant isn't huge or anything like that, I just have quite small hands. The pendant is only about the size of a 10p piece (about the size of a quarter, for the benifit of those not in the UK, and therefore probably not familiar with the size of our 10p pieces).
This is the same pendant I brought myself when I was 16 years old. The cord it's on has been replaced a few times (and, by the look of it, will soon be needing to be replaced again) but the pentagram is the original pewter one I brought when I was 16.
I didn't wear it for a while - during the time I've been struggling with things - but it's now back around my neck where it belongs. Although I do tuck it inside my top when I go out; just because it's easier. The thing is that, although people seem to be allowed to wear crosses proudly - in most places anyway - wearing a pentagram is frowned upon as a general rule, so tucking it inside my clothing allows me to keep it on while still avoiding confrontation with anyone who may not be as willing to accept my beliefs as my online friends are. It's a shame it feels like doing so is necessary, but that's the way it is; maybe one day things will change?