I'd seen the necklace before, several times. It's one of the many on the website that I'd viewed every page of, several times, searching for something that was "me." I mean, they donate to Soaring Spirits; how could I not get something? But most of their items are silver, and try as I might, I just don't like silver.
But then one time I noticed that the discs on this particular necklace also came in gold, though the chain did not. And that was when I got the idea. And I thought, "If they're at Camp Widow this time, I'll have to ask if I can get the chain in gold too."
I had to choose a different chain, but yes, I was able to order a gold one for this necklace.
And when she asked which letters I wanted on the discs...naturally, I said R, L, K.
That's how I refer to him sometimes when I mention him, like on Twitter or Facebook--RLK. But even more than that...I love the meanings of his names. I've loved name meanings for, like forever.
Ronald means "advisor to the king" (other meanings are "powerful," "mighty counselor/ruler"); Louis means "famous warrior."
Somehow...in the intervening years since I first looked up these meanings, "famous" turned to "mighty." Whatever. I'm not inclined to change it back, in my head.
And can I just say? Fitting. There were other aspects to him too, of course, but these meanings...they speak essential truths about him.
So...now, I have, always close to my heart, another tangible reminder of the mighty warrior who advises the king.
|The Classic Initial necklace by Urban Sparrow Designs|