I have been looking for a right kind of scarab since forever. I am not awfully familiar with Egyptian mythology, but I do know that dung beetles were considered the representatives of Khepri, the god who renewed the sun every day. Just as Khepri had created himself out of nothing, the ancient Egyptians believed that dung beetles existed only in the male form, they didn't need females to reproduce, and came into being from dead matter. The scarab, then, symbolises rebirth, renewal and self-creation.
I was looking for scarabs on Etsy, and found Ragtrader. Not only did I find a perfect scarab, but I also fell in love with Beth's Time Flies-pendants.
Especially in my current state of questioning identities and influences, the issues that a scarab symbolises certainly have a special meaning to me. It is important to me to recognise where I come from, where I am now, and where I am headed. Several years ago I was going through a rough patch in my life, and someone told me back then that whatever I do or think, I must understand that I am the most important person in my own life. Essentially, I am the only person who can create myself. Funny, that I have only recently started to really understand what that means.
This is what I wore today:
I simply love this Time Flies-pendant. Time is so palpable, yet so fragile.