Pearls are Spit.

A most wonderful pleasure is finding something precious within something mundane. Like a Pearl.

DID YOU KNOW THAT a pearl is just a hard rock of spit from a mollusk? poetic, i know. But it’s true. They’re just hawked-up loogies with a lustre. gross.

And yet, Pearls are beautiful. They are elegant. refined. poised. And still a little gritty when you rub them against your teeth to check for authenticity.(more on this later). The point–if i may–is that all darling things come from the spit glands of shellfish. Metaphorically speaking. My lesson is learning to embrace it.

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