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, the best of us is washed away.