The inevitable question is ‘why did you pierce your ear?’ so I thought I’d try and spell it out for you.
2. I have to feed my rebellious side occasionally.
3. I want to begin my dream of becoming more bionic.
4. It reminds me of my commitment to God.
Maybe that sounds weird but there really is some truth to it. Hear me out…
Before today I only wore one piece of jewelry. It’s a gold ring that I wear on my left “ring finger”. I wear it because it’s a reminder of my commitment to my wife.
Starting today I am wearing a new piece of jewelry. It’s a titanium ball on my left ear lobe. I wear it because it’s a reminder of my commitment to my God.
When I see it, many thoughts go through my mind, but one of them is that reminder of my commitment to continually pursue God’s best for me.
There is a bit of a precedent too. In early Hebrew culture, slavery was a way of life. After six years slaves were allowed to leave. But if the slave gave up his freedom and wanted to stay a slave to his master, the master was to pierce his ear as a mark of that commitment and sacrifice given.
I recognize some of the cultural nuisances that it has even dating back to very early human civilizations. But I’m okay with that. Cultural mores change and adjust.
So this morning Patricia and I went to get it done at Claire’s. It really didn’t hurt at all. No blood either.
It didn’t bother me at all until she showed me how to clean it. Once I started wiggling it around I started to feel flush and so I stretched out on the floor for a few minutes.
Tough guy image out the door.
But there you go. That’s the story. Truth be told it’s been several years in the making.
I plan for it to stay there indefinitely. I guess until my body rejects the titanium or I wake up one day and think ‘that’s a stupid way to show your commitment to anything!’
So there you have it.