Clutching Pearls
Clutching Pearls
Clutching Pearls
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Clutching Pearls

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Clutching Pearls.
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The term ‘pearl clutching’ was born on the GenX favorite 90’s sketch show, ‘In Living Color’. To clutch your pearls showed your disgust or dismay with something you consider in bad taste. It is said ‘Only hypocrites clutch their pearls and faint when the truth is spoken.’
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Back in the 90’s I laughed at the Pearl clutching sketch. It was funny to watch Damon Wayans and Antoine Merriweather adopt the overly shocked stance that I saw so many Southern women act out in real life over things they had likely done themselves.
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Today, I’m clutching my pearls over hypocrisy and the acceptance of disinformation in our media. I’m clutching my pearls with shock and disgust over the rampant racism, classicism and sexism that is seemingly worse now than in the 90’s. Anyone who watched The Apprentice in the early 00’s is likely clutching their pearls now. How could anyone think there would be a different outcome? Every day we are confronted with another wave of shock and awe.
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I see no better time to clutch pearls, say your prayers and mantras, visualize a better world with a renewed sense of community and equanimity. Calm your senses, find your peace, and work for the changes you want see I the world.
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My ‘clutching pearls’ are 54 teardrop shaped, multi color freshwater pearls. They are hand knotted on pale blue silk cord and finished with a handmade lavender cotton and taupe silk tassel. $60
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