i've never been too fond of being called 'jessie'. i'm ok with jess, j.r., j-ro, to name a few. but jessie i've always shied away from. there have, in fact, been only a select few people i've let get away with callin' me jessie. until now.
i happened upon this name brooch when i went to see what had become of greenwich market a few weeks ago. the queen victoria coins and gilded penmanship set my heart a-flutter and i now see my heretofore banned nickname in a new light. why just today someone called me 'jessie' and instead of crinkling my nose, i simply smiled.