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#a262 :: Religious medal

November 2, 2008

ENLARGEWe hold these things close – our beliefs.

They guide our acts, page they govern our thoughts, case they control how we vote, ampoule whom we love, what we do in the dark.

And we bind ourselves to these intangible self-truths with talismans – headdresses, tefillim, hair shirts and medals.

This is an odd little find – it looks to be celebrating the jubilee of some holy event or other in the year 2000 – and I can’t say I’ll keep it. For though it’s heavy and finely shaped, it speaks for a religion I hold only the deepest, yet most ephemeral ties to.

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