These beautiful, worn distressed pieces are by British jeweler Miranda Meilleur. I find it so moving when an artist captures the vulnerability of human endeavour to change and decay. I think most people find it hard to accept change (except for teenagers of course who thrive on it!) You can see this in some of the major philosophies and religions of the world which give a guide for being accepting and even embracing change.
The Taoists Say
"A moving door hinge never corrodes
Flowing water never grows stagnant"