Posted on May 5, 2012 by Samara
Lisa Robertson’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in the Salt River Review, The Apple Valley Review, Word Riot, the forthcoming Tahoe Blues Anthology, and have received an honorable mention from Glimmer Train in the December 2011 Fiction Open contest. She is the tiniest bit relieved that this essay was rejected by Modern Love, because she had promised her husband that upon acceptance, she would forgive him for the wedding ring disaster. Turns out, he is still very much on the hook.
My grandmother had worn a two-carat princess cut diamond solitaire wedding ring for most of her adult life. My own mother, in defiance of her mom, had worn a plain gold band, so unadorned that her wearing it was nothing short of an act of war. And whenever I looked at my mother’s ring, I knew that I wanted the exact opposite.