the original soundtrack

[Previous entry: "excavations"] [Main Index] [Next entry: "friday."]

02/06/2004: "silver."

My grandmother gave me a set of four thick bangles of Indian gold -- orange-hued and glittery. "For your wedding," she said, "but you can wear them now." I wore their weight on one wrist, and my own weathered silver bracelets on the other. When I moved to Harlem, I stopped wearing the gold ones and put them in the bank.

My mother never understood why I didn't like Indian gold. Or why I cut my hair short. Why I didn't go to temple every Sunday. Or why I spoke better German than I did Hindi. "I'm growing up," was my explanation then. My hair is still short. I always found gold to be too shiny, too much -- my favorite thing about silver was the dull black patina it developed when it wasn't polished.

She gave me one of her saris: deep green silk with a thick brocade of silver and black threads shaped like leaves. The only time I wore it, I think, was to a band party when all of the rest of my clothes were in the wash. "Your dress is so punk rock," some guy told me between puffs of Marlboro. "Huh? Oh, I'm Indian," I explained, but I felt like I was lying. Eager to excuse myself from the conversation, I went to get another beer.

Replies: 1 Comment

hydrocodone vicodin Online Pharmacy Online Degree Online Education Education Online Fashion Design School Interior Design School Graphic Design School
Computer Animation School Information Technology Education Cooking School Culinary Education Degree Online Medical School Online Business School Degree MBA Degree Online Technical School Automotive Online Law School
****** levitra ****** tramadol xenical *********** adipex ionamin meridia tenuate
****** *********** *********** *********** Adipex Adipex Soma
****** Meridia Xenical Generic ****** ****** ****** Dental Insurance Overseas Pharmacy Debt Management Debt Help Debt Consolidation
*People posting to these types of boards are ruining SEO (Search Engine Optimization) as we know it. If the owner of this site is interested in curbing this problem, please obtain another script that does not allow HTML or that requires verification and you will stop the endless advertizing on this board. Otherwise people will continue to do this indefinitely. Or perhaps you don't mind?* Its far better to exchange links! Won't you please?
Trade Links

hydrocodone said @ 09/18/2004 12:06 AM EST

email me

stuff i've written

freaky trigger
simon reynolds
matt ingram
douglas wolk
michaelangelo matos
sasha frere-jones
mark sinker
gareth lee
jon dale
josh kortbein
tim finney
mark fisher
philip sherburne
simon silverdollarcircle
ronan fitzgerald
john darnielle
lauren klein
daphne carr
maura johnston
joshua tree in every pot
anthony miccio
scott somedisco
andy kellman
nick gutterbreakz
dave queen
jody beth rosen
other side of life
grievous angel
barbara flaska
the rambler
mike daddino
pete scholtes
the rambler
86400 seconds
dj martian
scott seward
julianne shepherd
poplife blog
david stubbs
anthony easton rockcritics daily
no rock n roll fun
wax banks
andy battaglia
ian penman

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.