TANGLE : a confused mass of something twisted together
: a confused or complicated state
: a fight,argument,or disagreement.
It was tangled again. Every night before I go to sleep I take the chain off from around my neck and place it carefully on my bedside table. It holds a tiny opal pendant my daughter bought for me when she visited an opal mine in Australia.
I take out my earrings next and place them beside the chain. They are tiny diamond studs which belonged to my mother-in-law. When I have finished reading, my glasses join them on the table.
Next morning the process is reversed. My glasses go on first to enable me to see to put my earrings on and fasten the chain around my neck. Nearly every time I pick my chain up it's tangled, it takes me ages to work the chain through the tangles and a lot of patience. I can't understand why this happens, I haven't touched it all night. It's the same with other chains, I place them carefully in my jewellery box, when I want to wear them again they're always in a tangled mess. Is there a tangle gremlin in my house who goes around during the night tangling all the chains? I sure the chains don't mean to get themselves in such a mess and displease me so.
Life can be a bit like those chains. We get ourselves into tangles and messes without really meaning to.
We may over commit to others and have too many things to deal with and get tangled up in them leaving no time for ourselves.
We sometimes say the wrong thing, "put our foot in it" without really meaning hurt or offence and before you know it, a friendship is in a tangle. Some tangles are harder to unwind than others.
The young child whose long hair is in tangles wants to ignore them because she knows combing them out will hurt, but her mum knows you just have to go for it and although it may hurt its the only way to do it.
There are times when the tangles have to be cut out as its the only way to rectify the mess.
Sometimes, something is tangled so badly it just can't be saved, it has to be thrown away, discarded. It can be frustrating when this happens as you've tried so hard to make it right but there comes a time when you have to admit defeat. It's knowing when to that matters.
As for my chains, I think I will have to invest in one of those metal jewellery trees to hang them on, now that would be a sensible idea.
Do you get yourself or your chains in a tangle? What do you do about it?
I just found a tip on the internet, to make sure your chain doesn't get tangled slip one end through a drinking straw and then fasten the clasp,simples!