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Love Letter: The Pearls She’ll Never Wear


Eliza Smith was solely 18 when she discovered herself again along with her ex-boyfriend and, then, unintentionally pregnant.

Having graduated highschool early and with a full scholarship to a non-public school, Ms. Smith needed to alter her plans. She married her ex and remained in her hometown, Joplin, Mo., discovering work as a gross sales affiliate at Macy’s.

It was throughout a late shift in that sleepy division retailer that she first noticed the pearls.

In this week’s Modern Love essay, “Losing the Pregnancy, the Marriage and the Pearls,” Ms. Smith describes the ache of dropping an imagined future and the facility of forging a brand new path ahead.

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