The words that sent her to Missoula
Blame it or praise it, there’s no denying the wild horse in us. — Virginia Woolf
She scribbled the words onto the last blank page of her notebook and slipped the copy of Jacob’s Room back onto the shelf. The shopkeeper didn’t look impatient, exactly, but he fussed with the already-tidy stacks of pens and bookmarks next to the register. Minutes ago, he’d turned the sign from Open to Closed. She charmed him with a wide smile and said goodbye.
A week later, she packed the notebook in a box labeled ‘misc,’ and a month after that, in a little apartment over a bar in Missoula, she sat cross-legged on the floor and drew a scissor blade through the tape that sealed that box. She pulled out the notebook and fluttered through the pages to see if there was anything in it she needed to keep.
There. The last page. She hadn’t forgotten these words. In fact, they had circled back for her over and over these last few weeks. They had guided her decision to take the job that brought her here, in fact. Yeah, worth saving.
She tore the page from the notebook and taped it to the mirror over her dresser.
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You can keep Virginia Woolf’s beautiful words with you wherever you go with our Wild Horse necklace. The quote is written in lovely calligraphy and set behind a 1″ glass tile inside an antiqued bronze pendant with matching chain. Choose either a turquoise charm or a chocolate glass charm.