Pearls in the Oyster
According to You Ask Andy a grain of sand inside an oyster can take up to twenty years to become a pearl. The iridescent beauty of a natural pearl is created slowly over time as layers upon layers are added until the pearl is large enough to have value. Isn’t this just the perfect metaphor for life? In a culture that values youth, us old folks should cling to this truth: It takes many years of hard living to be able to truly shine.