I went in search of the perfect pearls.
I don’t know why.
Pearls are really irritants at the source, aren’t they? And Heaven knows, we all have enough irritants in our lives that we don’t need to hang them around our necks!
But having said that, I guess they are the classic piece of jewelry–worn by all of the beautiful women in all of the old movies. I figure what’s good enough for Audrey Hepburn is good enough for me.
So off I went, looking for that perfect strand.
And that’s when I found it–in all its glory:
Each pearl a miniature cloud shaped precisely by its maker.
What is it about beauty that attracts us so? What do we recognize within even the smallest piece of nature that whispers to us of the divine? Who’s nature is it, really? And why do we yearn to possess that which we think isn’t already ours?
Volumes have been written to answer these questions, yet the mystery remains. Ah…Sweet Mystery! And who is part of this sweet mystery, anyway!
As I stood admiring this delicate strand of timeless beauty, I could feel someone peering over my shoulder, eying the spinner of this exquisite strand. This fellow seemed far more interested in breakfast than in grace. Of all the gall, that’s what I say.
Well, we’re all on different levels of the development chain, aren’t we, so I tried not to get my feathers ruffled. Instead, I studied my fine feathered friend for a moment and saw his timeless beauty, his perfection, his attempt to put red lipstick on yellow lips. Yes, even he appreciates beauty!
I decided it was time to go home, so Mike and I jumped in the car and headed north.
“Did you find what you were searching for?” Mike asked.
“Yes,” I admitted. “Now I think its time to find the perfect brooch.”
While his eyes were still rolling, I saw the smile spread across his face.
“Where would you like to look?” he asked.
“Everywhere,” I responded. “That’s where you find grace when you’re looking through eyes of beauty.”
And look, we did. That’s when the perfect brooch presented itself. Exquisite in design, graceful in beauty. Worn and borne on the winds of time.
Yes, jewelry never looked so good!
Earth adorned with sparkling jewels, temporary in nature, yet breathtaking when given their rightful expression.
Just like us.
Maybe it’s time we get out that jewelry polish to restore our natural shine.
Maybe it’s time to show our divine grace.
Won’t you join me in finding the true crown jewel? It’s closer than you think.
We’ll start right now!