The Pearl

Said one oyster to a neighboring oyster, “I have a very great pain within me. It is heavy and round and I am in distress.” 

And the other oyster replied with haughty complacency, “Praise be to the heavens and to the sea, I have no pain within me. I am well and whole both within and without.”

At that moment a crab was passing by and heard the two oysters, and he said to the one who was well and whole both within and without, “Yes, you are well and whole; but the pain that your neighbor bears is a pearl of exceeding beauty.” 

– Khalil Gibran, “The Wanderer” 

xo

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10 thoughts on “The Pearl

      1. i wrote all of this yesterday and just got back to my blog today! thank you for all the lovely comments, I was just saying what my heart felt when I touched your words. you have some magic here.

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