The Bracelet of Hope

In Attire
Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object is a family object passed down from many generations and has a weird and odd history.  Originating in Jamaica by my great grandmother who had it first, the bracelet of hope has been around for a while.  My great grandmother was on the beach and she found a bracelet in the sand.  The bracelet was inscribed with the quote, "live, laugh, love."  She happened to be highly depressed and took this as a sign that there is joy in sad times.  She wore it until her daughter, my grandmother, also admitted that she was depressed.  She finally gave it up, but she made my grandmother promise to give it to the next generation and tell the story of how things get better.  My grandmother noticed I was feeling down and gave it to me in order to remind me that in times of sadness, there is a time to live, laugh, and love.  It is my job to give it to the next generation so they are given hope and are reminded people care about them.

Place(s): Jamaica

– Star Williams

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant