Analemma is Greek, for “pedestal of a sundial”.
If you take a photo of the sun at the same time every day (think, the moment you became a part of the stillbirthday family), through the course of a year, you will find two interconnected zeroes:
This interconnected zero shape, is also known in geometry as the infinity symbol:
And this is what it looks like in print:
I find this so enormously symbolic and significant.
When we experience pregnancy and infant loss, so much feels taken away, undone, uncelebrated.
That is what the zero is. The zero counts.
It is a placeholder, it holds inherent worth, even if unseen.
When we interconnect, when we reach out to others who endure this devastating loss as well,
our experiences join and intertwine.
How powerfully validating, that this celestial symbol of antiquity honors our truth.
Stay tuned, as we present stillbirthday analemma bracelets, something like this: