I dedicate this image to Chris Ewing and the words he recently wrote about a close friend. This is my wife’s claddagh ring that I placed inside a yellow rose outside in the snow. Interestingly, I tried to upload this image before St. Patrick’s Day only to find the file damaged. I have been frustrated with the damaged file for months now. However, after reading Chris’s letter/journal, I looked in a different folder that had smaller files that I submitted to an Art Gallery in Chicago and it opened up completely undamaged. Kind of weird. But I’m glad I found an undamaged file because I have always like this image. Now it’s ready for next year’s St. Paddy’s Day. Hope you like it Chris. Maybe you should buy one for your friend?
Some Claddagh ring info from Wikipedia:
The Claddagh’s distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). The expression which was associated with these symbols in the giving of the ring was: “With my hands I give you my heart, and crown it with my love.” Yet, the expression, “Let love and friendship reign forever.” can be found as another meaning for the symbols.