Saturday, January 1, 2011
Look at me now
It is thought that natural pearls form under a set of accidental conditions when a parasite enters a mollusk and settles inside the shell. The mollusk, being irritated by the intruder, forms a pearl sac of external mantle tissue cells and secretes chemicals to cover the irritant. This secretion process is repeated many times, thus producing a pearl. The fragile rim of the shell is exposed and is prone to damage and injury. Crabs, other predators and parasites may produce traumatic attacks and cause injuries in which some external mantle tissue cells are disconnected from their layer.
That's enough with the science lesson. The point is this: most of us arrived here due to some kind of accident. (Do people really "plan" pregnancies now a days?!) We've all had that one "thing" happen in childhood that swiped a little of our innocence that always stayed with us. Whether daily or sporadically that "thing" has the starring role in our flashbacks when a similar situation arises. As if that isn't enough new "predators", whether it be mean girls, cheating lovers, lying friends, etc, attempt to do damage to your spirit. This isn't a fairy tale so although you put up a good fight you don't always win. More scars occur to your mind, body, or spirit but you're ok. I'm here to tell you to hold on and hold tight. What they know that you might not realize is there's something beautiful inside you. That something is rare and priceless. You are a pearl!
So let me leave you with this bit of angel dust: "Errors like straws upon the surface flow: Who would search for pearls must dive below"