last february i visited the u.s. briefly, in an attempt to decide what my next move in life would be. after being super broke for months and months i scraped up every last dime i could to get that ticket. i knew i needed to get out of tokyo to figure out what i wanted to do. i made plans to see friends one on one, to meet with old professors and art world friends and to stay with my sister in brooklyn for the first week i was in the states. outside of whole foods in the city a women had a table of jewelry set up. jackie said she’d bought something from her before and we went over to check it out. renee, the artist, encouraged us to look all we liked, and to not worry about buying anything. i don’t know if that was her tactic but i was sure that i wanted to support her work and also to own one of her necklaces.
after A LOT of decision making my sister and i bought each other compass necklaces, to help us find and stay on our paths.
i wore mine everyday until i left tokyo and i wear it nearly everyday now, to remind myself that everything i do today is building a bridge to what i will do tomorrow.