Earthworms immediately conjure up the most earthy childhood memories for me.
I used to work at a scout summer camp with my grandparents. My sister had diabetes and needed to be near snacks and monitors, so she got to help my grandmother with crafts in the pavilion. That meant I got to help my grandfather teach kids how to fish. Mostly that meant I got to put worms on hooks for hours and days in the Louisiana heat.
To say I've touched an earthworm is an understatement. :) I jokingly say that if there's a "putting worms on a hook" quota, I met it when I was 12. I haven't put a worm on a hook in years. Honestly, I don't have the stomach for it anymore, anyway.
There is something incredible about earthworms. Even in the most developed suburbs and cities, you'll likely find one if you dig in just a little. They are among the few wriggly, wild little creatures a kid can safely handle. We're allowed to hold them and are safe from bites or stings. And for the curious, less grossed-out ones of us, we do.
In school, we learn that they can GROW BACK after you cut them in half. What was once one worm could regenerate itself into two separate worms!? What kid hears that and doesn't instantly become more curious about this magical, secret-holding, natural world around us!? When they aren't busy being self-regenerating superheroes, they tunnel through the earth, leaving healthier, more vibrant, nutrient-rich soil for our root-sending friends to dig into and thrive in.
An earthworm spends its entire life being hugged by earthy, womb-like tunnels in the dirt. Something about that existence sounds so grounded and cozy to me now.
I don't expect most of us to list the earthworm as our favorite of all creatures, but if you think about them, they are usually the gateway to our earliest amazement with the mysteries of the outside world.
This earthworm is meant to be an emblem of that awe. Awe of nature, of its mysteries, and our curiosity for the secrets it still holds.
The SMALL cuff fits up to a 6.75" wrist, while the MEDIUM cuff fits up to a 7.5" wrist.
Made by hand in our south Louisiana studio.
Each piece varies slightly due to its handmade nature.
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