Clouds and Silver Linings

Post by Kay and Thandie

Tadiwa wearing (top) Lucille Michieli and (bottom) Solnge Azagury-Partridge

Tadiwa Wazara wearing (top) Lucille Michieli and (bottom) Solange Azagury-Partridge

Bring me all of your dreams,
You dreamer,
Bring me all your
Heart melodies
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world

Langston Hughes


‘Every Cloud has a Silver Lining’ is the inspiration behind the Solange Azagury Partridge pendant. My husband gave it to me for our wedding anniversary a few years ago. The added luxury of Solange’s piece is that it’s a gold lining – with enamel draped over it.

Last year my daughter Ripley’s bezzie gave her this adorable cloud pendant by Lucille Michieli, as an homage to the piece I always wear. Similarly whimsical, it’s no surprise that its designer is also an illustrator, set designer and more. Check out her website link below.

The big difference between the two pieces is the price – though the meaning and sentimental attachment of both is priceless. My pendant reminds me to welcome challenges as opportunities.

One of the benefits of being older, is how I’m able to recognise patterns in my past, one of which is that hardships lead to greater wisdom and appreciation for life. Pain also teaches us to be humble, to accept our connectivity with every other sentient being.

And before you know it, you realise that YOU are the silver lining in the cloud.

YOU are the change in the world that you wish to see.

Top Lucille Michieli

Bottom Solange Azagury-Partridge

Maya Angelou: “Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud”


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