Marshmallows and other Martian treats

1″ x 1″, glass

We were talking recently about mysogyny, which comes up sadly frequently when we listen to the news, and someone jokingly piped up that it means someone giving massages. It made me remember the kids’ mistaken belief when they were very young that marshmallows must come from Mars. The pieces of glass in this pendant represent the fragments of information that we accumulate over time, piecing together an understanding of reality that sometimes still has small holes in it. The pieces don’t always fit together perfectly. As parents we have to hope that what we provide as the informational building blocks will be almost enough, and that we can teach our kids how to fill in the spaces with the right combination of humor and logic.