Friday, January 11, 2008

Oysters & Pearls

Seeds X, 2

Seed: Oysters & Pearls

You’ve heard the expression I’m sure: The world is your oyster. It was made popular by Shakespeare’s Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor. What does it mean?

My words and phrases collection says it means that all the world’s pleasures and opportunities are open to one because one is young, handsome, rich, successful, etc. Maybe, but I prefer to think of it a different way. From the perspective of the oyster.

Do you know how an oyster experiences the making of a pearl? The simplest explanation is one word: friction. A grain of sand burrows into the womb room of an oyster and then irritates its surroundings until the oyster is honor-bound to protect itself. The coating on the grain of sand protects the oyster from irritation.

Apply this to your life. What little, irritating grain of sand has burrowed itself into the darkest, truest knowing of your being? What do you know you want or need to be, do or have? Creativity is fostered by friction, dear one. You get a pearl at the end.

Be content,

Susan Corso

Dr. Susan Corso

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