Monday, March 30, 2009

Show and Tell - Woods Ring


Show and Tell
Better late than never....I have been wanting to take part in Mel's Show and Tell for a while and I finally thought of something!

This past Saturday was Ring Day at SMWC. I left pieces of my heart at the woods. The Woods Ring is symbol of the bond between all of the women, from generation to generation that have been educated at Saint Mary of the Woods.


I found a post of the Ring Song on youtube from Saturday:


The Ring Song is an amalgamation of Tara's Theme, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and The Bells of Saint Mary's. It might sound strange to non-woodsies (that is what students from the woods are called) but it pulls at the heart strings of all Woodsies....It is sang at every wedding and every major event at the woods.
The ring is lovely, dark and deep....it is gold (and now I hear white gold is optional) and onyx with an SMW emblem.

My ring is tattered (NOT PICTURED ABOVE), it is loved, it is a connection to the people who helped me become me...it is a connection forever to anyone I meet that also wears the ring...
We also joke that it is a symbol of the guiding forces of the world...er... providence...


Ah....but we jest!

To all my woodsies out there - Be strong! Wear your ring with pride!


The Ring Song

Whose Woods these are, I think I know.
Her love will always be with us below.
Her ring we take, of us a part,
Encircling fingers young 'round her heart.
I pledge to her, a ring to keep,
Like Woods is lovely, dark and deep.
And I have promises and miles to go.
And I have promises and miles to go.

The bells of Saint Mary's I hear they are calling,
The young loves, the true loves that come from the sea.
And so my beloved, when red leaves are falling,
the love bells shall ring out, ring out for you and me.

6 comments:

Fertilized said...

How cool! That is a really special bond.

Teresa said...

I love you fellow Woodsie, this was a wonderful post!

Lori said...

What a great tradition and connection.

caitsmom said...

This was so cool to read about. Thanks for sharing the song as well as the lyrics! Peace.

Beautiful Mess said...

I love it! Your bond with those other women sounds so peaceful and fulfilling. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sorry for my late comment on your S&T post, I'm behind on all sorts of things this week.

Shane & Erika said...

I love you big sis!!!