My ring



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Once upon a time,

when I was a little girl, I dreamed of having a beautiful, marquis-cut diamond engagement ring, fit for a princess.
Then one day, a prince came on a shining sliver steed and placed that ring on my finger.
A week or so later, I married him.
Less than months after that, on Thursday, May 2, 1996, I was in the ocean for the first time in my life when suddenly, out of nowhere, an enormous wave rushed up on me and ripped the ring and it's accompanying wedding band, from my finger and carried them both off to sea.

What I would give to take that day back....

photograph by Michael Suggs


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