Ring by Andrea Williams. Artist's statement: "I live in the woods. I stack rocks for fun. I hunt for wild mushrooms. I keep bees. I spend summer days gardening. I find beauty in improbable places. My jewelry is an expression of the wonder I sense in the overlooked intricacies in nature. When we see stones in infinite numbers underfoot at the beach, we cannot help but to miss the unique perfection in each."
My aunt found me floating upside down, reading a book just like everything was normal. Well, for me, it was. "What are you doing?" She screeched from the doorway. I rolled my eyes. "Get down! You freak! Just like your sister. I thought you'd forget about your...abnormality...but you're just like her. A freak!" I turned the page and sighed. My sister, wherever she was, was so lucky.