“It isn't by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world… by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.” -Ken Kesey More
The pearl is the oldest known gem. Unlike all gems, the pearl is organic matter derived from living creature oysters and mollusks. It has become the symbol of purity and innocence and is often sewn into bridal gown or worn as jewelry by the bride.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but nature more. - George Gordon Byron