Re: Missed my own ten year anniversary by a month and three days.
The medals are my sisters swimming medals. Or rather, a fraction of them. She swam A LOT.
My sister swam too, and she had a similar string of medals hung up on the living room wall which, from a distance at least, looked very much like what I see in that photo.
We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, and the best of us is washed away.