Gold Chain

In Attire
Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Gold Necklace
Gold Necklace

Gold is one of the most valuable materials in this world. It’s used for expensive jewelry, national reserves, etc. My grandfather was in love with jewelry and expensive pieces of eye-catching accessories that can be worn on his neck and wrists. He had an obsession with it. When my father was born, my grandfather wrapped a gold necklace around him when he was the age of four or five. I still remember the day the delicate chain got handed down to me. It was nowhere in mint-condition, but it still glistened in any light that I’d reflect it on. I struggled putting it on the first time. As my dad gently altered the necklace at the nape of my neck, he clasped the two ends together; at that moment he not only sealed the chain, but also bestowed an inheritance that I intend to last many generations. The day my dad entrusted the relic to me, he urged the importance of keeping it close. “Dwayne, this is not only a good luck charm for wealth and success but it’s also from your dad and I want you to pass this down to your son one day, too.” In my family, we all have a golden necklace to wear. My two little sisters have one, my mom, my grandma, my uncle, my dad, and naturally, me. We don’t have many hand me downs. My golden necklace has the unique role of being my one-and-only heirloom. It’s only been handed down from one generation, but I want to make sure it doesn’t stop at this lonely single number. One day, when I have my family, I’m going to be the one to hand this cherished luminescent piece of metal down as well.

Place(s): Las Vegas

– Dwayne Soria

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