My parents…my Palladium…
My parents have always been my palladium, one way or another. When I was younger, my mother & my father physically safeguarded me from the world.
Now that I am older, my mother & my father are still my PALLADIUM, just in an emotionally safeguarded way.
palladium \ puh-LEY-dee-uhm \ , noun;
1. anything believed to provide protection or safety; safeguard.
2. a statue of Athena, especially one on the citadel of Troy on which the safety of the city was supposed to depend.
3. a rare metallic element of the platinum group, silver-white, ductile and malleable, harder and fusing more readily than platinum; used chiefly as a catalyst and in dental and other alloys. Symbol: Pd; atomic weight: 106.4; atomic number: 46; specific gravity: 12 at 20°C.
Palladium is related to the Greek word pallas meaning “little maiden.” The sense of a protective talisman comes from the name of a statue of Athena that guarded the city of Troy.