Sunday, January 30, 2011
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.