Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 101

A young man in my ward had his mission farewell today.  He had tons of friends come to wish him well and one of his friends had the giant rings in his ears.  I can't remember what it's called, but his ears were stretched out into giant circles with those posts that get progressively larger and I found myself taking a second look, because for a minute I couldn't tell if he was wearing giant earrings or it was his ears.  I felt bad.  I didn't want to stare; I wanted to be welcoming.  I mean, how cool that he came to church to support his friend.  I have to say though, it made me feel so bad because he is so young.  What happens to his ears when he's 50?  I don't understand the attraction to wanting to stretch out ones ears.  It seems like a painful process. 


  1. Body mutilation.
    I had the same experience yesterday (maybe the boy was church-hopping), but ick!
    It kills me that my little sis has done the same, though the holes are no larger that a wall-screw head.
    There's still a gross fascination there. A few generations ago we'd have gone to the circus to see that.
    The welcome-to-the-church-thing seems thwarted by the seeming inability to get over the shock of it. :)

  2. I don't get it either. Does anyone find this attractive?