The Eyes Have It Square Pendant

The Eyes Have It Square Pendant

40.00

Let's clear up a misperception once and for all: An albatross is not bad luck. An albatross is not a burden. The confusion may come from a misunderstanding of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem titled, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Because albatross are masters of the wind, blue-water and open-ocean sailors long considered the sighting of an albatross as a harbinger of good fortune. In fact, in the poem, when a ship gets blown off course and finds itself among the dangerous, ship-sinking icebergs of Antarctica, what appears out of the mist and fog but an albatross. Coleridge writes:

At length did cross an Albatross, 
Thorough the fog it came; 
As if it had been a Christian soul, 
We hailed it in God's name.

The bird leads the sailors out of harm's way but one sailor--the Mariner--foolishly shoots the albatross with his cross-bow. Soon, the ship finds itself in uncharted water, becalmed at sea, not a breath of wind stirring.

Water, water, everywhere
And all the boards did shrink,
Water, water everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink

The Mariner's fellow sailors blame him for their predicament, because of his stupid act. Now comes the part many remember: For his grave mistake, the Mariner is forced to wear the dead albatross around his neck. 

Alot more happens--it's an epic poem--but in the end the Mariner repents and sings the glories of albatross and all nature's fauna.

He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small,
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.

The Mariner spends eternity roaming the Earth and sharing his cautionary with everyone he meets as a reminder of the superlative nature of albatross and all creatures.

Now, you can do the same--with these wearable photos, the only acceptable way to wear an albatross--and recount the superlative beauty, strength, stamina, devotion, fidelity, and long-distance flight capability of albatross.

This albatross necklace starts as a metal print that is then inserted into a silver-plated, nickel-free pendant. Each comes with an 18” chain necklace.

  • Size: 1” Square
  • Print Surface: Mid-Gloss MetalPrint
  •  Included: 18” Silver-Plated Chain
  • All pendants are made to order. Please allow 7 to 10 days for printing and delivery. 
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